According to documents obtained by the Globe and Mail, at last year's sessions the minister was urged to adopt measures to reduce the pay of Canadian workers, limit union power by enacting U.S.-style right-to-work legislation, and allow two-tier health care.
Labour issues surface in several discussion categories, with the general view that Canadian workers are overpriced.
"Need to address wage differentials in labor market among countries; we are losing jobs to other countries," reads a point-form summary of one of the discussions.
"Right to Work legislation should be pondered as it creates inequities in productivity; US example was provided."
There were also calls for a higher retirement age and to open Canada's shipping, telecom and airline industries to more foreign competition.
The CEOs are certainly bold enough but they know that, in Flaherty and Harper, they're dealing with the most corporatist government in Canadian history.