In 1976, a small group of Canadian business leaders laid the foundations for an organization that would make significant contributions to the life of the country. The Council‘s mandate included a broad range of policy issues, not merely economic ones. Members were expected to consider issues from a national perspective, rather than focusing on the interests of individual companies and sectors.The Council is composed of the chief executives and entrepreneurs of over 150 leading Canadian companies, operating in every sector and region of the country. We are united by a deep commitment to Canada and a desire to help the country reach its full potential. By drawing on the experiences and expertise of our members, we provide unique insights, in-depth analysis and data based policy recommendations across a broad range of economic and social issues. Today, the Council remains committed to these same aims and principles, as a source of insightful, constructive thought leadership in the national interest.