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Mar 5, 2020

Canadian Chamber publishes "Canada 360 Economic Summit"

On January 30, 2020, we convened some of Canada’s greatest business minds, all coming together with a common purpose: to find and develop new ideas to stimulate our economy. This was the genesis for the inaugural Canada 360° Economic Summit, so named because we understand that every Canadian and every business leader has a stake in our shared economic future. Our objective was to bring together a plurality of views, opinions and insights to help guide the growth and direction of the Canadian economy. Like any economy in the world, Canada has challenges and advantages, and we considered both in our discussions. For all of our problems, we remain the most fortunate people on the planet. Our quality of life is exceptional. We have an abundance of natural resources that remains the envy of the world. We have one of the most educated workforces among the G7. However, for all of the advantages that we enjoy, we cannot take them for granted. We asked business leaders the big questions about how the economy is changing underneath our feet and how can we best position Canada. These discussions focused on three main areas: Canada’s declining levels of competitiveness, Canada’s place in the world amidst a changing global economy and Canada’s role as a nation of innovators in an increasingly disruptive economy.  Read the full report