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  • Latest Canadian Chamber 5 Minutes for Business


    It’s still the economy, stupid. (October 2019)

    As democratic strategist James Carville famously put it during Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 presidential campaign, “It’s the economy, stupid.”

    Election day is two weeks away and it’s remarkable how none of the federal parties have presented a serious plan for economic growth. For business owners, employees and investors, the lack of thoughtful economic policy in this election is disappointing. For all Canadians, it’s insulting that our politicians believe that voters are unable to make a connection between business growth and their own quality of life.

    What else do we have to say about the upcoming federal election? Find out in this month’s 5 Minutes for Business: It’s still the economy, stupid.


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    Latest Economic Reports from the Atlantic Region

    Brookfield Institute Releases Report: Sign of the Times: Expert Insights About Employment in 2030 (August 2019) 

    A look at how a range of experts across Canada are thinking about the future of employment, as well as which trends they believe are most likely to create change. The report can be found at:





    Canadian Chamber of Commerce policy report series on artificial intelligence (July 2019)


    The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has released policy recommendations for government on artificial intelligence.Key objectives are to interpret and update existing regulations to promote innovation, investment, availability of a skilled workforce and adoption by the private sector. The reports are listed below.







    ACC & the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council: Navigating US Trade Uncertainty: A Practical Guide for Atlantic Firms (September 2018)

    This APEC report provides a practical guide to help businesses understand and access most favourable tariff treatment, facilitate temporary entry of professional and service personnel, access procurement opportunities, decisions to diversify to non-US markets, and government resources to assist in accessing export markets.

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    Montreal Economic Institute:  Air Transport – High Taxes and Fees Penalize Travellers (June 2018)

    This MEI economic details the many taxes and fees that weigh on the Canadian air transport sector and how reducing the burden would promote its growth

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    Atlantic Provinces Economic Council: Moving Forward – The Need for an Atlantic Regulatory and Cooperation Agreement (June 2018)

    This APEC report provides a practical and detailed proposal to advance regional regulatory alignment and government cooperation among the four Atlantic provinces.

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    Canadian and Atlantic Chambers: 10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins (February 2018)

    A strong and prosperous Canada depends on business growth, but businesses are grappling with daunting challenges at home and abroad. To help them compete and grow, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) released 10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins.


    Atlantic Chamber of Commerce Report: The Economies of the Atlantic Provinces (May 2017)

    The Economies of the Atlantic Provinces is a resource for understanding economic developments in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland
    and Labrador. This report highlights changes over the recent years and provides insights as to where the economies of each may be headed. The report's charts reflect data sets from 2000 to 2016 (or latest year available) and are gathered from a variety of sources.


    Energy East Pipeline: Newsletter (2017)

    Read the English version online at: www.energyeastpipeline.com


    Atlantic Chamber of Commerce: Opportunities for Atlantic Canada SMEs in the EU Government Procurement Market (January 2017)

    ACC's report Opportunities for Atlantic Canada SMEs in the EU Government Procurement Market provides detailed information about the nature of new regulations that will come into force under CETA, strategies for entering European public markets, and information on government procurement (past and future) that local businesses can use to assess new opportunities to expand trade. Research for the report was provided by EY Canada with financial support from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.


    Atlantic Provinces Economic Council: The need for a regional ICT strategy (December 2016)

    Gerry Pond, Chairman and Co-Founder, Mariner Partners

    In this timely commentary, Gerry Pond discusses the importance of a regional ICT strategy for Atlantic Canada.