OTTAWA, April 6 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce launched
its election platform, 2011 Election: The Canadian Business Game Plan. This document lays out the views of the Chamber and its members across
Canada on issues that affect the long-term prosperity of our nation and
the quality of life of every Canadian.
"Some people believe that you have to choose between businesses and
families. On the contrary, when Canada's businesses are healthy, all
Canadians benefit. When they are not, all Canadians feel the pain. This
election needs to be about real issues, issues that matter to Canadian
businesses and Canadian families," said Perrin Beatty, President and
CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce's mission is to ensure Canada's
businesses have the tools to succeed at home and in an intensely
competitive global economy.
Election 2011: The Canadian Business Game Plan covers a broad spectrum of issues, all of which are essential to
Canada's productivity and competitiveness, including:
pursuing fiscal policy that inspires confidence and certainty;
seeking more opportunities in international markets;
balancing the need for reliable and secure energy with a healthy
encouraging and rewarding innovation and fostering the knowledge-based
ensuring employers - in particular small- and medium-sized businesses -
have the tools they need to power economic growth.
Beatty added: "We have come far from the depths of the recession.
However, we cannot allow ourselves to become complacent and fall behind
as our competitors power ahead. With the Canadian dollar expected to
trade near or above par for the balance of 2011, Canadian businesses
must improve their productivity to compete."
"Canadians face important choices in this election. If our governments
and businesses demonstrate the vision to capitalize on our strengths,
we can succeed in these uncertain times," he said.
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 420 chambers of commerce and
boards of trade, representing 192,000 businesses of all sizes in all
sectors of the economy and in all regions. News and information are
available at www.chamber.ca or follow us on Twitter @CdnChamberofCom.
SOURCE Canadian Chamber of Commerce, The
For further information:
Émilie S. Potvin, Director, Public Affairs
Office: 613.238.4000 (231)