CCUF was established in 2010 by Queen’s University Bachelor of Commerce students with the singular goal of sparking discussion and interest in the future of Canada. The crux of the issue is that Canada’s economic environment by in large permeates a refusal to reach out and capture the prosperity brought by globalization, instead realizing the flipside of globalization: companies that don’t compete abroad eventually can’t compete at home.
This environment is exacerbated by particular government regulation and rigidness which encourages complacency such as making Canadian firms easy to profit domestically, and harder to develop the skills that will allow them to compete internationally. The issue is multivariate and complex and the future leaders of Canada need to discuss it in order to overcome it.
It is clear that the issue of Canada’s inability to compete is becoming increasingly apparent; it’s been covered by think tanks, journalists and businessmen. Always, it’s a discussion that pertains to Canada’s future. Who better then to involve in this discussion than the people who will be leading Canada in the future: today’s students. Despite this, not a single youth group exists in Canada that brings these issues to light. That is why CCUF is a necessary entity to inspire the future business leaders and policy makers to change the course of Canada. As a ratified non-profit organization through the AMS government at Queen’s University, CCUF is already developing itself within the Queen’s community and will continue to further efforts not only at Queen’s, but at other universities as well.