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— Oct 12, 2017
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Business Investment in Canada Falls Far Behind Other Industrialized Countries

Business Investment in Canada Falls Far Behind Other Industrialized Countries finds that Canada trails other developed countries when it comes to levels of business investment, which is critical to grow the economy and increase living standards. In fact, Canada is 16th out of 17 developed countries when it comes to business investment as a share of GDP, and 15th of 17 for business investment per worker.

— May 13, 2015
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An Economic Assessment of the Investment Canada Act

An Economic Assessment of the Investment Canada Act spotlights the economic impact of screening foreign acquisitions of Canadian companies. For example, the Act’s conditions essentially represent an increased cost for the buyer and consequently result in lower bid prices for Canadian companies. This ripple effect may discourage Canadian entrepreneurs from starting or expanding businesses—the lifeblood of economic and employment growth in the country.

— Apr 15, 2015
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Entrepreneurship, Demographics, and Capital Gains Tax Reform

Entrepreneurship, Demographics and Capital Gains Tax Reform finds that between 2004 and 2012, the rate of business start-ups in Canada declined by 16.2 per cent while the proportion of the population over the age of 65 increased by 15.0 per cent. The study suggests that reforms to capital gains tax policy could help reverse this trend.

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