22 Oct Vote Prosperity
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce executed a Vote Prosperity campaign during this year’s federal election. The campaign focuses on changes that are needed in 7 areas: Taxation, Regulatory, Trade, Small Business, Connected Canada, Skills, and Pharmacare. Vote Prosperity reflects the priorities and concerns of job creators in communities across Canada. Developed in partnership with Canada’s provincial and territorial chambers of commerce, the campaign lays out our seven priorities, along with a series of specific measures to attract investment to Canada, and help businesses create jobs, grow and strengthen our communities. Perrin Beatty, President & CEO of the Canadian Chamber sets the tone of the campaign well in his letter below.
As your local Chamber, our intent is to build on the work conducted during the campaign to ensure our local representatives are informed about the priorities of the business community.
For more information on the campaign, visit www.platformforprosperity.com.
For billions of people throughout the world, Canada stands as a symbol of hope and opportunity. However, we cannot afford to take our prosperity for granted. Every day, the businesses that drive our economy are making hard decisions about how to preserve jobs or create new ones, whether to invest here or abroad and how to respond to competition that grows more intense by the day. The decisions they make determine the future of our communities and our country. Without a thriving business sector, Canada’s economic growth suffers, our prosperity declines and our governments lack the resources to build roads, hospitals and schools and provide social services. In short, for Canada to succeed, our businesses must also be successful.
While business is doing its part to make Canada more prosperous for more people, the federal government has an important role to play. That is why the commitments each of the federal parties make during this fall’s federal election campaign will be critical.
No organization understands this reality better than the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. We are the voice of more than 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing more than 200,000 businesses of all sizes, in all sectors of the economy and from every region of the country. Vote Prosperity reflects the priorities and concerns of job creators in communities across Canada. Developed in partnership with Canada’s provincial and territorial chambers of commerce, Vote Prosperity lays out our seven priorities, along with a series of specific measures, to attract investment to Canada and help businesses create jobs, grow and strengthen our communities.
We call on all of the federal parties to support Canada’s job creators by including these priorities in their election platforms. Together we can build a brighter, more innovative future for Canadians.