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5 Minutes for Business

Sometimes Sustainability Is Just another Word for Common Sense

In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce examines the simplicity of implementing sustainability within the workplace and the fiscal outcome of these actions. When a business reduces its environmental impact by making better choices about how it uses energy and materials, some call it sustainability, but the practice has an older name: common sense. (more…)

5 Minutes for Business: Hammering Business – Finance Canada’s New Crackdown

The government has just proposed the most radical tax overhaul in 50 years. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce are particularly worried about the impact on business from (1) a new tax on investment income in a corporation and (2) tough new rules for compensation in family businesses.

In this special edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, looks at what is driving the government’s new crackdown on private corporations.

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5 Minutes for Business: Infrastructure Spending—Real Bang for the Buck

One of the pet peeves at the Canadian Chamber is when governments talk about infrastructure investment purely in terms of how many billions they’re spending, often with few details about what the infrastructure is trying to achieve.

That’s why, last month, the Canadian Chamber released a report called Stuck in Traffic for 10,000 Years: Canadian Problems that Infrastructure Can Solve. This report talks about what they get out of infrastructure, rather than just asking how much money is going in.

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