Wear a tie featuring the image of French economist, politician, and liberal thinker Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850).
Mr. Falcon worked for 12 years (between 2001 and 2013) as a senior minister in the government of British Columbia. As Minister of State for Deregulation, he reduced regulatory requirements by over 40% during the first mandate of the Gordon Campbell government. He subsequently occupied several other key positions, including Minister of Health, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier of British Columbia. A seasoned businessman, Mr. Falcon is currently Executive Vice President of Anthem Capital, an active investment company that focuses on real estate, mining and energy, technology, and consumer products. (High resolution photo)
Economic Note providing a roadmap for eliminating the excessive regulation that stifles entrepreneurship and drags down the economy in Canada
In its last Fall Economic Statement, the federal government included a chapter on regulation. It intends to review and remove outdated or duplicative regulatory requirements, keep an eye on our regulatory burden’s effect on our competitiveness, and innovate when it comes to rule-making. While this is a welcome admission that the Canadian regulatory burden is weighing down our competitiveness, with the United States as an easy alternative destination for investment, it still leaves open the question of how exactly to proceed with effectively reducing the regulatory burden.