CHP recognizes that business and agriculture are essential for income, provision of goods and services for Canadian families. Most business occurs at the Municipal level and is subject to local, Provincial and Federal laws and support could come from any of these jurisdictions.
CHP believes in creating and maintaining a climate in which businesses can thrive. Part of this is keeping taxes at a reasonable level. Debt reduction at all government levels is required. Currently, the Federal debt alone stands at $690 billion with $70 million daily of interest which is more than the annual output of a small to medium enterprise. CHP believes a carbon tax is a burden on businesses and individuals. A CHP government would live within its means.
A CHP government believes that business should be self-sustaining. It might consider grants to startups that look promising but this would be minimal.
If too much funding and energy are put into startups it will be a drain on the overall economy. As in families, we can not promote a welfare economy.
CHP supports an education system that provides graduates that can contribute to an advanced economy, but this must also include teachers, doctors, nurses, etc. We do understand that education is a provincial jurisdiction.
CHP would encourage the reduction of waste through improved manufacturing, and encourage good stewardship in use of all resources and promote reduce, reuse, recycle.
CHP recognizes that transportation is a large and often inefficient component in moving goods and people as well as using large tracts of land. Often this requires government intervention and financing as in the past with building of transcontinental railways, highways and waterways.
We recognize that these undertakings cross many jurisdictions, Federal, Provincial, and Local.
Where Canadian needs can not be filled by national business we should provide them through well-negotiated trade agreements.