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Canada Competes

In pictures: Top 10 reasons Canadian businesses can’t compete Add to ...

“Canada risks being swept aside.” That’s the sobering conclusion of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce after assessing the nation’s performance in a changing global economic landscape that is seeing scrappier, hungrier countries such as China and India power ahead – with no signs of letting up. “The standard of living of every Canadian depends on how well we as a people respond to the challenge,” says chamber president and CEO Perrin Beatty. “The need for action is urgent.” Here are the Top 10 reasons why the Chamber of Commerce thinks Canada’s competitiveness is flailing – and what it proposes we can do about it.