5 Minutes for Business: Canucks for Volunteer State

Four days, 4,017 kilometers (or 2,496 miles for our American friends), 83 country songs, nine meetings, two very impressive site visits, a poutine washed down with a cold Canadian beer at Kooky Canuck’s and one 4th of July later, our delegation landed back home on Canadian soil with a fresher outlook on trade. In this special edition of  5 Minutes for Business, Perrin Beatty, Canadian Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, reflects on the success of our first of three delegation tours south of the border.

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce releases 5 Minutes for Business, a publication written by Hendrik Brakel, the Senior Director of Enconomic, Financial and Tax Policy. In these publication, Hendrik briefly describes current issues that affect the Canadian economy and provides insight on what it will mean for Canadians today and the future.

5 Minutes for Business: The Explosive Debate around Minimum Wage

Big increases to minimum wage are becoming fashionable in Canada: first Alberta (from $12.20 currently to $15 in October 2018), then B.C. (from $10.35 to $11.35 in September 2017) and now Ontario (from $11.40 to $15.00 in January 2019, a 30% hike in 18 months). Are workers better off or does it mean fewer jobs? In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, Canadian Chamber of Commerce Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, reflects on the debate.