Leave it to the business lobby to exploit first-mover advantage with its election strategy.
On Monday, more than five months before the federal vote on Oct. 21, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will release for mass consumption its “Platform for Prosperity,” a seven-point, 45-recommendation roadmap for winning the hearts and minds of the members of 450 local chambers of commerce and boards of trade.
“Canada’s job creators are not thriving,” Perrin Beatty, the Mulroney-era cabinet minister who leads the Ottawa-based Canadian chamber, writes in an open letter to party leaders. “Canadian businesses face burdens those in other countries don’t, which makes it much harder for us to compete.”
If job creators aren’t thriving, they still are hiring.
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