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Toronto ranked #1 in KPMG's list of tax competitive global cities

KPMG’s Focus on Tax, a study of total business tax costs by country and city, highlights Canada's low tax costs and ranked Toronto, Ontario in the top spot among global cities for tax competitiveness.

Focus on Tax is a supplemental report of KPMG’s biennial survey, Competitive Alternatives, w…

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Canada Ranked #1 on KPMG’s List of Most Tax Competitive Countries

Canada has hit number one again on the list of most tax competitive countries, with total business tax costs 47.6% lower than in the United States. According to KPMG's Total Tax Index, Canada's average total tax cost dropped by 1.2% since their last report in 2014, making it 12% more competitive tha…

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Canada and Sweden Ranked Most Reputable Countries in the World

If you want to live and conduct business in a country with an impressive global reputation, Canada is still a destination of choice.  Based on the annual survey by The Reputation Institute (RI), a reputation-management consulting firm based in Boston that launched in 1997, Canada ranked second this …

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Canadian Companies are the Most Trusted in the World

Doing business in Canada or with Canadian firms need not be stressful or risky according to a recent survey of global business environments. 

Canadian companies received a 66% approval rating, up three percentage points over the past four years, making Canadian-headquartered companies the most t…

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Canada Ranks Among Least Corrupt Countries in the World

Canada remains among the top ten least corrupt countries in the world according to Transparency International.  Founded in 1993, the organizations Secretariat is based out of Berlin and provides leadership for the movement’s international initiatives, supports over 100 chapters worldwide and coordin…

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Guest Blog: Brandon Manitoba Mayor Rick Chrest

We Are Brandon!

At a modest population of 50,000, Brandon is Manitoba’s second largest City and is the de facto hub of the western side of our Province.  Brandon is a very stable, steadily growing city, in fact boasting one of the most robust growth rates of medium sized cities in Canada.  Mo…

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Vancouver to Host Globe 2016 Business Innovation for the Planet Conference

Following the success of COP21 climate talks in Paris,  solutions-minded business people will mobilize around the transition to a low-carbon economy at GLOBE 2016which brings together nearly two thousand business and government leaders from more than 50 countries to network, collaborate and adv…

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Canada Among Leading “Creative” Nations

The Martin Prosperity Institute released its 2015 edition of the Global Creativity Index, or GCI and Canada ranked fourth behind Australia, Sweden and New Zealand. The GCI is a broad-based measure for advanced economic growth and sustainable prosperity based on the 3Ts of economic development — tale…

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Canada Rises in Competitiveness – World Economic Forum

According to the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness Rankings, Canada has moved up to 13th place (from 15th place the previous year).

The Global Competitiveness Report’s competitiveness ranking is based on the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), which was introduced by the Wo…

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Canada China Business Council Launches Business Incubation Centre in Calgary

The Canada China Business Council has launched a new Business Incubation Centre (BIC) in Calgary, Alberta. The Centre provides newly arrived Chinese enterprises in the province of Alberta with an affordable and low-risk presence as they establish themselves in the province and execute on their Canad…

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Canada Scores High on Human Freedom Index

Canada ranks sixth overall for its level of human freedom while the United States ranks 20th in the Human Freedom Index, released today by the Fraser Institute and a network of international public-policy think-tanks.

The index — which uses 76 indicators of personal, civil and economic freedoms t…

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Canada is the world’s most reputable country…again

The Reputation Institute’s 2015 Country RepTrak® report on the world’s most reputable countries has identified Canada as the most reputable country in the world.

Canada has received the number one ranking 4 times in the last six years (ranking second in 2014 and 2010), based on global percep…

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$1.5 Million Funding to Boost Small Business Access to Global Supply Chains

Western Economic Diversification Canada, a federal government agency, announced $1,562,000 in funding to Mitacs, which will support economic growth and facilitate high-value partnerships between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and small businesses in Western Canada.

Mitacs is a national organiza…

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Canada Ranks Fifth in World Happiness Report 2015

Canada continues to be among the happiest nations on the planet according to the third annual World Happiness Report.  Switzerland led the world in happiness, followed by Iceland, Denmark and Norway. According to the report, “The first World Happiness Report was published in support of the April 2, …

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Calgary and Toronto Rank High in Scorecard on Prosperity

In its seventh annual edition of the Scorecard on Prosperity, the Toronto Region Board of Trade (the Board) measured and assessed the economy and labour attractiveness of the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) against 23 other metropolitan areas around the globe.  Canada’s largest city, Toron…

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Federal Government Invests in British Columbia Technology Sectors to Foster U.S. Investment

Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $900,000 in funding to the Alacrity Foundation of British Columbia (Alacrity) to drive economic growth and facilitate United States (U.S.) investments for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Western Canada. Specifically, thi…

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Ottawa’s Tallest Building Receives Initial Approval

The City of Ottawa’s planning committee has given the green light for a new development that, when completed, will give Ottawa’s skyline its tallest building.  Canada’s capital city, with a regional population over 1.2 million, has approved a three-tower development for the Dow’s Lake a…

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Toronto Ranked Best Place to Live in the World

Toronto has been chosen as the best large city to live in, according to the annual rankings of the Economist Magazine's Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Canada's largest city topped 50 other locations based on the rankings of safety, liveability, democracy, cost and other indicators relevant to…

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Squamish is Home to Tesla Motors’ First Electric Charging Station in Canada

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors opened its first Canadian charging station earlier this week, choosing the beautiful town of Squamish, British Columbia as the location. 

Squamish is strategically located between Vancouver and Whistler, providing Tesla owners with uninterrupted charging opti…

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Thanks Wildfire Crews

Kudos and sincere thanks to the amazing wildfire crews that have been battling hundreds of fires across western Canada.

You are doing an amazing job and we are lucky to have the best professionals in the world working here.  Keep safe and best of luck. 

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