What will the federal budget mean for Canadian businesses?

EY sources available for budget insights and commentary

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(Ottawa, 15 March 2017) With many funding initiatives announced last year, Canadian businesses are waiting to see whether this year’s federal budget will outline the details of the promised spending. As we see more uncertainties unfold south of the border, less than optimal economic growth, and the need to adapt to technological changes, the 2017 federal budget is widely expected to focus on innovation, infrastructure, and helping Canadians update their skills.

EY’s seasoned business and tax professionals are available to offer insights across industries and regions on budget day and shortly after.

Federal budget topics for discussion may include:

  • Infrastructure spending across Canada
  • Investments in innovation
  • Support for particular regions and industries
  • Sustainability initiatives and carbon pricing
  • Intergenerational transfers of business
  • Impact on private companies and entrepreneurs
  • Review and tightening of certain tax expenditures
  • Tax changes for individuals and businesses
  • Changes to tax treatment of capital gains
  • International tax measures, including those based on the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) recommendations

To connect with a spokesperson, or for more information, please contact:

Sasha Anopina
Toronto
416 943 2637

Victoria McQueen
Montreal
514 874 4308

Camille Larivière
Montreal
514 879 8021

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