Economic power shifts West

Weak investment climate and pro-union labour laws make Ontario less attractive: Report
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/04/2007

The country’s economic engine is shifting away from Central Canada toward the West because of more business-friendly policies, according to a new report.

“Businesses are now moving from the traditional hub of Canada, which is Ontario, to the West. Unless Ontario straightens out its investment climate, that’s going to continue to happen,” said Neils Veldhuis, director of fiscal studies at the Fraser Institute.

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