Policy and Opinion - 2009
December 28, 2009
 

Obama Performs Moderately Well Only on Race Relations, Poorly on Health Care, the Environment, Reform of the Banking Sector, and Dealing with Islamism; Bipartisan Support for Bank Subsidies Perceived as Somewhat of a Moral Hazard

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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December 9, 2009
 

Public Wants Copenhagen Treaty Delayed to Allow Recovery from Recession and Stronger Scientific Confirmation

  Canada-Wide Public Opinion Poll on Climate Change
 
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November 16, 2009
  The Great Recession
Whom to Blame - U.S. Bankers and Congress, Not the Fed
What to Do - Cut Business Taxes, Let Yuan Float; Opinion Divided about Interest Rates and U.K. Proposal for Bank Transaction Fees
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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November 9, 2009
  Suzuki, Pembina, Flaherty and Climate Change: Small Plague on All Sides of the Issue
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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November 2, 2009
  Business Panel Embraces Harper/Flaherty Pension Reforms; Recommend Priorizing Pension Rights in Bankruptcy
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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October 26, 2009
  Interest Rates: Bank of Canada Maintains Very High Confidence of Business Panel
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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October 19, 2009
  Harper’s Economic Action Plan and the Recession - Not Clear Whether Recession Has Ended or More Spending Needed; Business Leaders Praise Harper Government, Its Infrastructure Spending, and Tax Relief, But Are Divided about the Merits of Regional Relief Efforts
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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October 13, 2009
  G7 Right to Resist World Bank Request for Funds for Third World during Current Recession: Key Concern of CEOs and Business Leaders Is That the World Bank and Especially Recipient Governments Need to Meet Higher Standards of Transparency to Justify More Aid
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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October 5, 2009
  H1N1 vs. Avian Flu (2005) and SARS (2003): Both Employers and Provincial Ministries of Health Much Better Prepared; Health Ministries Earn Good Performance Scores on Pandemic Preparations for First Time
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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September 28, 2009
  Inflated Corporate Bonuses: Only Real Solution Is to End Government Subsidies; Financial Sector and U.S. Congress to Blame for Recession, Business Press Not to Blame
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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September 21, 2009
  Harper, Ignatieff, an Election, and Economic Forecasting
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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August 31, 2009
  IRS/CRA Crackdown on UBS and Tax Evasion: Only a Minor Impact on the Economy or on the Tax Evasion Possibilities for the Rich
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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August 24, 2009
  Business Panel Forecast: Second Dip Expected, Real Recovery to Begin in Thirteen Months, U.S. Congress Gets Failing Performance Grade
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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August 17, 2009
  The COMPAS Business Panel vs. the Supreme Court Decision on Employers’ Rights to Transfer Monies between DB and DC Pension Plans - The Court Was Strongly Favourable in the Kerry Canada Case but Panelists Are Divided about Such Rights in General
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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August 3, 2009
  Former Ontario Liberal Finance Minister on the Economy: Sorbara’s Cry of Warning Resonates with Business Panel
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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July 20, 2009
  New Parliamentary Budget Office Earns Middling Grades: Business Leaders Want Research on Cap-and-Trade Effects on the Economy, More than General Economic Forecasts or Financial Requirements for First Nations Schools
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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July 13, 2009
  Retirement Issues:
Keeping Older Employees on the Job Good for Business
Public Sector Pensions Unfairly Generous and Should Be Rolled Back
Canada Pension Plan a Major Failure
Business Panelists and Friends to Retire Later than They Expected
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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July 6, 2009
  Obama Energy Policy: CEOs/Business Leaders Embrace Efficiency and Off-Oil Provisions of Waxman-Markey Cap-and-Trade Bill in Congress But Are Divided about Green House Gases Aspect
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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June 29, 2009
  Harper/Flaherty Score with National Securities Regulator
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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June 15, 2009
  Canada- U.S. Forestry Dispute: Target Congress
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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June 1, 2009
  Exchange Rates and Inflation: Loonie to Rise to U.S. $ 0.95 by 2011 on Wave of Lower Inflation in Canada than in the United States (6.1% by 2012)
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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May 21, 2009
  Recovery from the Meltdown - What Government Should Do
Targeted Technology Tax Incentives Above All
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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May 14, 2009
 

Ignatieff vs. Harper: PM Outperforms Opposition Leader on Most Issues, Especially Those Deemed Important by Business Panel

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll By COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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May 7, 2009
  Economic Prognosis: Global Recovery to Begin July 2010
Loonie to Be $ 0.87 U.S. in a Year
Bank of Canada and Harper Government Earn High Marks
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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April 18, 2009
  Saving the Auto Sector: C.D. Howe Report Scores with Business Panel
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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April 9, 2009
  Strong Praise for CEO Council and Prime Minister on Occasion of the G20 Summit
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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March 26, 2009
  Harper Reforms to Competition and National Security Law (Bill C-10) Win Resounding Approval from Business Panel
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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March 12, 2009
  Disabilities: Barriers to Employment Accommodation Cost as Biggest Perceived Barrier Better Education Seen as Best Government Initiative
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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March 5, 2009
  Dire Economic Predictions:
Most Agree - Meltdown to Outlast Most Forecasts;
Fewest Agree - Civil War Will Sweep Some Nations;
Most Favoured Name for Meltdown—"The Great Recession"
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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February 26, 2009
  Common Borders and Smooth Trade Flow Top Priorities for Canada - U.S. Talks
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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February 19, 2009
  Water: CEOs and Business Leaders on Business Panel - Back Strongly C. D. Howe Reform Proposals
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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February 5, 2009
  High Marks for Harper Budget: Special Enthusiasm for Changes in Small Business Tax Rate, Capital Cost Allowance and Infrastructure Spending
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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January 29, 2009
  Overwhelming Concern about Inadequate Retirement Incomes; Strong Support for C. D. Howe/Keith Ambachtsheer Canada Supplementary Pension Plan
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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January 22, 2009
  Business Advice to Prime Minister Harper on the Federal Budget and Getting Canada out of the Recession: Part 2 of 2
Follow Four Rules in Infrastructure Spending -
Fix What’s Broken Before Starting New Projects,
Emphasize Phased-in Long-term Spending,
Include Workforce Training, and
Require Constant Evaluation of All Projects
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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January 15, 2009
  Business Advice to Prime Minister Harper on the Federal Budget and Getting Canada out of the Recession: Part 1 of 2
1. Trust Bank of Canada’s Leadership
2. Increase Infrastructure Spending but…
3. Be Wary That Heavy Spending Can Backfire on the Economy
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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January 1, 2009
  Issues Ignored or Under-Reported in 2008: Sectors/Business That Are Thriving Despite the Meltdown; Harmful Policies at All Three Levels of Government; Bank-Related Challenges
  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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