The Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) released a new report: Within Our Control: Improving the Regulation of Business-Indigenous Peoples' Relationships. From trade agreements to tax reductions and regulatory streamlining, our major trading partners have us on the competitive hot seat. Our attractiveness as a place in which to invest is slipping due to our relatively high and complex taxes, compounded by a regulatory environment that is unpredictable. We have to be prepared to make changes to ensure businesses remain competitive and Canada continues to be an attractive place to invest, start businesses and create the jobs upon which our economic and social well-being depend.
In this report, we focus on a relatively narrow yet critical area of federal regulation: the relationships between businesses and Indigenous peoples. We can no longer afford to have arcane laws and regulations holding Indigenous peoples and businesses back. Click here to read the full report.