16 February 2017
Fredericton,NB - In a year of political and economic uncertainty, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, has identified Ten Ways to Build a Canada that Wins, a list of key opportunities Canada can seize right now to regain its competitiveness, improve its productivity and grow its economy.
“Our list outlines specific recommendations on what Canada can do better, and the opportunities to improve our economic success. Canada can’t sit still while our competitors run laps around us. We need every advantage, and the Canadian Chamber will work with government to put these new measures in place,” said the Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “If we take advantage of these opportunities, we’ll give our businesses new tools to ensure their growth and success.”
In this fiercely competitive world, business needs more than its own skills to win—it also needs a supportive environment and public policies to encourage competitiveness. This new version of an annual Canadian Chamber report moves away from identifying self-inflicted wounds that have prevented Canada’s economy from achieving its full potential and instead describes the opportunities for us to do better.
“From building digital skills in the workforce to upgrading Canada’s regulatory system or making it easier for small business to access capital, each of these measures can have real and lasting effects on our economy,” said Krista Ross, Fredericton Chamber CEO. “We’ve emphasized opportunities that touch Canada’s internal economy, from reducing the cost of doing business to dismantling internal barriers to trade. What we need now is a commitment to get the job done.”
“As we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, we can look back at the essential role business played in shaping our country. But as we look forward, it’s clear we’ll need every advantage to continue building a more prosperous country. These ten opportunities can provide a foundation for the next 150 years of Canadian business success,” said Mr. Beatty.
Consult the Ten Ways to Build a Canada That Wins document.
Watch a short video on the Ten Ways to Build a Canada That Wins.
Fredericton Chamber of Commerce
With m ore than 950 members, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is one of Atlantic Canada’s largest chambers of commerce. A dynamic business organization, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is actively engaged in policy development that affects the competitiveness of our members and of the Canadian business environment. The Chamber’s vision is ‘Community Prosperity Through Business’.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the vital connection between business and the federal government. It helps shape public policy and decision-making to the benefit of businesses, communities and families across Canada with a network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions. News and information are available at Chamber.ca or follow us on Twitter@CdnChamberofCom
For more information on this network initiative, contact Krista Ross, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce CEO – (506) 458-8006