Vaughan Chamber Initiates Conversation on Canada’s Business Competitive Landscape


VAUGHAN, ON, JANUARY 22, 2019 – Today, the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce with support from local Members of Parliament Francesco Sorbara and Deb Schulte, gathered business leaders from across Vaughan for a discussion with Canada’s Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau. The Minister spoke about economic investments over the past four years by the Canadian Government.

“Even with the positive economic outlook from the past year, there are still significant challenges facing businesses that are impacting investor confidence,” said Brian Shifman, President & CEO of the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce. “We’re pleased that we were able to host Minister Morneau for this discussion with our members and Vaughan’s business community on Canada’s business competitiveness, and the overall direction of the Canadian economy.”

Business owners in attendance discussed innovation, challenges surrounding the lack of skilled labour, offsets for entrepreneurs looking to invest and the struggles small businesses are facing from regulation and taxation.

“I want to thank the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce for hosting this event with local business leaders. Our Government is listening to Canadians and responding to their concerns with a practical and responsible plan to keep our economy strong and growing,” said Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance. “It includes giving businesses the help they need to compete, succeed, and create more good, well-paying jobs for Canadians—the kind of jobs you can raise a family on. There is much more work to be done, and we’re looking forward to continuing to deliver real results for middle class families.”

The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to working collaboratively with the Canadian Government to strengthen business competitiveness and economic prosperity throughout the city of Vaughan and across Canada.


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For more information please contact:

Abdus Samad
Manager of Government Relations and Policy
Vaughan Chamber of Commerce
T: 905-761-1366 ext: 102
C: 613-697-2435

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