COMPAS Poll/Survey
December 25, 2008

Actions to Fight Recession: Keep Interest Rates Low, Spend on Infrastructure, Cut Personal and Corporate Income Taxes

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance

Seen through the eyes of the CEOs and business leaders on the COMPAS panel, government priorities in Canada today should emphasize:

  • keeping interest rates low,
  • spending on infrastructure,
  • cutting personal and corporate income taxes, and
  • assisting the housing market by, for example, cutting land transfer taxes.

At the bottom of the list and in descending order of priority are: helping auto makers, helping forestry companies, cutting the GST some more, and helping financial institutions.

These are the key findings from this past week’s Internet survey of CEOs and business leaders on the COMPAS panel. The weekly business survey is undertaken for Canadian Business magazine under sponsorship of BDO Dunwoody LLP.

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