Canadian Chamber of Commerce - Western Canada Executive Summit Series
Western Canada Executive Summit
This exclusive event will bring together senior executives and thought leaders for a dialogue on top issues affecting Canadian business. Participants will hear from our President and CEO, the Hon. Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, President of the Treasury Board, the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos and some of Canada’s most influential business leaders.
The event will consist of three panel discussions that will take a deeper looking into specific measures that our political leaders must consider to ensure a sharp and lasting recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Panel 1: Harnessing Canada’s Tax System for Recovery
Looking towards recovery, the federal government can choose to spend money it doesn’t have or mobilize private capital for targeted recovery investments and lower the cost of doing business through micro tax reforms. Building on the work of our Think Growth initiative, this session will explore how Canada’s tax system can be harnessed for inclusive recovery and growth for Canadians and businesses of all size.
Panel 2: Regulatory Recovery: Removing Red Tape so Business Can Grow
Building on the work of our Regulate Smarter campaign, this session will discuss the impacts of regulatory burden in Canada, how to build on the federal government’s existing regulatory commitments, and how Canada should leverage regulatory reform and a driver of growth in the current COVID-economy.
Panel 3: Canadian Transportation and Trade Infrastructure 2020 and Beyond
The February rail blockades and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have posed threats to Canada’s import and export-based economy. The Canadian and global supply chains have been especially affected by the pandemic and will require innovative and cost-effective solutions to mitigate the impacts on business operations. To do so will require coordination among all orders of government as well as better data, insight, and increased investment in Canada’s multimodal transportation networks. Our discussion will focus on some of those efforts and will explore how, with the right investments, Canada can get back on track to not only meet pre-COVID levels of competitiveness, but to surpass them.