On the broadest measure of investment, the Trudeau government experienced an average annual decline of 0.2 per cent before the 2020 recession.
Investment is key for economic growth, job creation and living standards for Canadians and their families.
The legislation includes subjective criteria including the “social impact” of energy investment and its “gender implications."
B.C. has seen relatively low levels of capital investment in productivity-enhancing assets.
The relative size of government in Canada is well beyond the “optimal” size for promoting productivity growth.
Canada's ranking has plummeted in global competitiveness report cards.
The Trudeau government sees the government itself as the driver of prosperity, and the private sector, including entrepreneurs, small business owners and investors playing a secondary role.
Investment in machinery, equipment, factories, intellectual property and other assets declined by 17.3 per cent.