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We have flattened the curve, now what?

Originally published in The Globe and Mail. Linda S. Hasenfratz is chief executive officer of Linamar Corp. Donald R. Lindsay is president and chief executive officer of Teck Resources Ltd. Galen G. Weston is executive chairman of Loblaw Companies Ltd.   Canadians should be proud that their vigilance and sacrifice ...

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Businesses rally to build public confidence as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Organizations representing well over 100,000 companies are coming together to launch a Canada-wide COVID-19 awareness campaign to help keep customers, employees and communities safe as the economy restarts. The “POST Promise” calls on business owners and managers across in the country to uphold five key steps to help stop the spread ...

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Dagher: We must all step up in the fight against racism

Rola Dagher, President of Cisco Systems Canada, joined BNN Bloomberg’s Jon Elrichman to discuss the importance of the Business Council of Canada’s statement and emphasize the need to promote inclusion and diversity in communities. Watch here.  

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Lino Saputo Jr.: Leaders must take a stand against racism

Lino Saputor Jr, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Saputo Inc., discussed the need for leadership in these unprecedented and the importance of the Business Council of Canada's statement denouncing racism in an interview with Jon Erlichman of BNN Bloomberg. Read here.  

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There is no economic recovery without adequate child care

As originally published in The Star By Hassan Yussuff and Goldy Hyder The economic fallout of COVID-19 is stark – and women are feeling the brunt of it. Over 1.5 million women lost jobs over March and April, according to Statistics Canada. That’s a 17% drop in employment levels since February. Even ...

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Business Council Members: We share a responsibility to eliminate racism

The Business Council of Canada's statement denouncing racism in all its forms, signed by 133 Council members, was featured in an article by BNN Bloomberg. Read here.

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Business Council Members: Canada must step up to promote diversity

The Business Council of Canada’s statement advocating the promotion of diversity in Canadian communities was featured in an article by The Star. The statement was signed by 147 Business Council Members, who are committed to eliminating racism for a more equitable society. Read here.

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Canadian business leaders come together to denounce racism in all its forms

Statement by members of the Business Council of Canada The events of the past week have saddened and shaken us all. This is a time to recognize the pain felt by many, to show empathy and to care for one another. As business leaders we are coming together to denounce, ...

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“Canadians will be a lot more digital post COVID” — Stacey Madge: President & Country Manager, Visa Canada

“Canadians will be a lot more digital post COVID.” Stacey Madge, Country Manager and President of VISA Canada, offers insight into how the pandemic is changing consumer behavior, what that will mean in the future, and how VISA is helping small businesses through the crisis. 32276

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“The bright side of this is that it’s accelerated innovation everywhere” — Faisal Kazi: President & CEO of Siemens Canada

“The bright side of this is that it’s accelerated innovation everywhere.” Faisal Kazi, President and CEO of Siemens Canada, reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred technological advancements. He also discusses what he has learned as a leader, how he and his employees are giving back to the ...

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“I’ve never been more proud of our people” — Paul Mahon: President & CEO of Great-West Lifeco and Canada Life

Paul Mahon, President and CEO of Great-West Lifeco and Canada Life, discusses the challenges of maintaining an essential service while employees are working from home, how the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating change to the business model, and how Great-West Lifeco and Canada Life are addressing the mental health of both ...

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“The overarching power of the human spirit” — Chuck Magro: President & CEO of Nutrien

“The overarching power of the human spirit.” Chuck Magro, President and CEO of Nutrien, discusses how they are supporting employees, farmers and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping essential workers safe, and lessons in leadership. 32218

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Helping shape an agenda for growth

Drawing on the expertise of our members – business leaders and entrepreneurs whose companies employ nearly 2 million Canadians and positively impact the lives of millions more – we worked with a diverse range of stakeholders and reached out to all Canadians to help shape an agenda for growth.

The Task Force on Canada’s Economic Future has been led by three co-chairs:

  • Chuck Magro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nutrien Ltd.
  • Nicole Verkindt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OMX
  • Louis O. Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Bank of Canada

Helping shape an agenda for growth

Drawing on the expertise of our members – business leaders and entrepreneurs whose companies employ nearly 2 million Canadians and positively impact the lives of millions more – we worked with a diverse range of stakeholders and reached out to all Canadians to help shape an agenda for growth.

The Task Force on Canada’s Economic Future has been led by three co-chairs:

  • Chuck Magro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nutrien Ltd.
  • Nicole Verkindt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OMX
  • Louis O. Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Bank of Canada

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