John Risley also says Trudeau Liberals have moved “further to the left,” adding his voice to the chorus warning about Canada’s deteriorating economic competitiveness.
The warnings about Canada’s collapsing competitiveness keep piling up.
The latest comes from John Risley. Risley is the president of CFFI Ventures, and the founder of Clearwater Fine Foods.
Here’s what he said in a recent BNN Bloomberg interview:
“We have a government that is desperately worried about optics around being too close to business. This government has sort of looked on business as the enemy, as it moves further to the left – and we’re not the enemy. We’re the friend of government, and we want to be treated like a friend.”
Added Risley, “I think what you’re hearing, and you’re not perhaps hearing it in such succinct terms, is the dismay, if you like, amongst the business community that the government is not engaged with us in a manner that we would like them to be engaged.”
To hear a Canadian business leader say the government is looking at business as an “enemy” is a big concern. Risley’s comments are the latest in a string of remarks from Canadian investors and business leaders warning about the damage being done to our economic competitiveness.
At this point, nobody will be able to escape the impact of Trudeau’s anti-business attitude.
The same policies that are hurting Canadian consumers are hurting Canadian businesses, which will weaken our economy and make all of us worse off. And still, the Trudeau government keeps doubling down on their failing economic policies, putting virtue-signalling and rhetoric ahead of the prosperity of Canadians.
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