5 Minutes for Business 

 Every other week the Canadian Chamber of Commerce releases 5 Minutes for Business. A publication written by Hendrik Brakel, the Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax policy. In these publications, Hendrik briefly describes current issues that affect the Canadian economy and provides insight on what it will mean for Canadians today and the future. 

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Oct 13, 2017
Read 5 Minutes for Business to learn more about the U.S.'s demands and how they could affect Canadian business. Should Canada continue to fight for a modernized NAFTA or should it walk away from the negotiating table? 

Aug 22, 2017
Read 5 Minutes for Business August 22 issue

Aug 15, 2017
Read 5 Minutes for Business August 15 issue

Aug 03, 2017
Read 5 Minutes of Business August 03 issue

Jul 20, 2017
Read 5 Minutes of Business July 20 issue

Jun 22, 2017
Read 5 Minutes of Business to find out what opportunities Hendrik foresees for trade negotiations and what you can do to put the power of the network behind NAFTA. 

Jun 08, 2017
read 5 Minutes of Business to find out what opportunities Hendrik foresees for Canadian business now that Europe has her confidence back. 

May 23, 2017
Read 5 Minutes of Business to find out if Hendrik believes politics will get in the way of a negotiating a better, modern deal that will benefit Canadian businesses.

May 02, 2017
Read 5 Minutes of Business to learn more about the real consequences looming overhead when we fail to see the benefits of free trade. 

Apr 11, 2017
Read 5 Minutes for Business to learn how a lack of clarity and the Crown's failure to execute its duty effectively can affect opportunities that would benefit both Indigenous and business communities alike.

Mar 28, 2017
Read 5 Minutes for Business to find out why the "wait and see" approach we've taken to the U.S. tax reform won't improve Canadian competitiveness and why we must take action now. 

Mar 14, 2017
Read 5 Minutes for Business to find out what kind of economy will emerge with the passing of the proposed Border Adjustment Tax. 

Feb 28, 2017
Read 5 Minutes for Business to find out how best to prepare for the arrival of the federal budget.

Feb 14, 2017
Read 5 Minutes of Business to learn how Mr. Donohue feels about NAFTA and what's at stake for Canadian businesses.

Jan 24, 2017
Read 5 Minutes for Business , Hendrik Brakel ponders whether the global wave of populism we experienced in 2016 will translate into concrete policies and outlines his economic and polotical predictions for 2017. 

Dec 06, 2016
Read 5 Minutes for Businesess to find out what lies ahead for the fate of Canadian business. 

Nov 22, 2016
Read 5 Minutes for Business to find out what Canada must do to ensure uncoordinated policies do not erode competitiveness. 

Nov 09, 2016
Read 5 Minutes for Business to find out what needs to be top of mind for the Canadian government, diplomats and businesses moving forward. 

Oct 27, 2016
Read 5 Minutes for Business to find out what policymakers and business leaders can do if the U.S.'s improving economic circumstances don't calm this "Trump" fever.  

Oct 11, 2016
Read 5 Minutes for Business to find out what Canada must do to prepaire for a staggering decline in small business owners over the next decade.