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Registering in Harmony: The Case for Pan-Canadian Corporate Registration

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February 25, 2014

Canadian businesses face costly red tape when they want to do business across provincial borders; a problem that is hindering business expansion and economic growth, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Registering in Harmony: The Case for Pan-Canadian Corporate Registration,” authors Daniel Schwanen and Omar Chatur note that while  harmonization of corporate registries is proceeding apace around the world, in Canada, incorporated companies are required in most cases to register separately in every province where they want to conduct business.

 

Author(s):

Daniel Schwanen, Vice President, Research
Daniel Schwanen
Omar Chatur

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