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Spring 2016

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2016 Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Budgets


Editor's Welcome: Adapting to Change

Adaptability is one of the most crucial factors in determining the success of a business. It is also one of the most difficult qualities to maintain... Read more.


Updates to Government Funding Programs

In 2016 and 2017, the Government of Canada will develop a new Innovation Agenda that will be focused on achieving a new vision for the Canadian economy as a centre for global innovation... Read more.

Percentage Growth

Economic Review: 2015

While Canadian real GDP growth in 2015 was weak due to declining business investment in the oil and gas sector, Canadian export volume rose as a result of... Read more.

Small Business Tax Rate

2016 Federal Budget Summary: Small Business Tax Rate

In 2008, the small business tax rate, applied to the first $500,000 per year of qualifying active business income, was reduced to 11%... Read more.


2016 Federal Budget Summary: Trade

The 2016 Federal Budget includes a proposal to eliminate several manufacturing input tariffs. This proposal is expected to provide Canadian manufacturers... Read more.


2016 Federal Budget Projections: Canada

According to private sector economists, real GDP growth of 1.4% is expected in 2016. This is lower than the 2.0% GDP growth rate projected... Read more.


2016 Federal Budget Projections: Global and US

Slow growth is expected in the Eurozone throughout 2016 and 2017 as high levels of sovereign debt, weak balance sheets, and geopolitical uncertainty... Read more.


Economic and Fiscal Projections: Trade and Commodities

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices continued to fall in late 2015 and early 2016 and are expected to remain low at US$40 per barrel on average... Read more.


2016 Provincial and Territorial Budgets

The following list links through to relevant information from each 2016-2017 Provincial and Territorial budget that has been released to date... Read more.


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