Between 2014 and 2022, business investment in plants, machinery, equipment and new technologies declined by 1.2 per cent annually on average.
barriers to investment
From 2014 to 2019, seven of 15 major industries experienced a decline in investment.
On the broadest measure of investment, the Trudeau government experienced an average annual decline of 0.2 per cent before the 2020 recession.
Investment is key for economic growth, job creation and living standards for Canadians and their families.
Higher capital gains taxes reduce the incentive for investment and entrepreneurship.
Canada's ranking has plummeted in global competitiveness report cards.
In 2019, nearly $35 billion in investment left the country.
Roughly 35 per cent of Canada's economy is shielded from competition in some way.
Canada has the second-highest levels of barrier to entry into the telecoms industry of all OECD countries.