Business leaders welcome release of the Indo-Pacific Strategy

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Defending Canada’s Economic Security 

 In a letter to National Defence Minister Anita Anand, Goldy Hyder called for greater collaboration between industry and government in defending Canada’s economic security. Dear Minister, This week Canadians are honouring the sacrifices of those who fought and gave their […]

Timing of the Budget 2023

In a letter to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland following the Fall Economic Statement, Goldy Hyder urged the government to deliver Budget 2023 in the first quarter of next year. Dear Deputy Prime Minister,  On behalf of Canada’s […]

Business leaders call for government return-to-office plan

In an open letter to the Honourable Mona Fortier, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board, 32 business associations urge the federal government to implement a return-to-office strategy. Dear Minister: With COVID-19 now decidedly in the endemic phase, most Canadians […]

Taking concrete actions to build a better future

In a letter to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland ahead of the Fall Fiscal and Economic Update, Goldy Hyder identifies three areas for action. Dear Deputy Prime Minister,  Congratulations on your address last week to the Brookings […]

Concerns over NEXUS enrolment centre closures

In a letter to U.S. Ambassador David Cohen, Goldy Hyder urges the reopening of all Canadian-based NEXUS enrolment centres to enable greater access to the trusted traveller program. On behalf of Business Council of Canada members and thousands of other […]

Boosting economic immigration to tackle labour and skill shortages

Letter to The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, regarding the Government of Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2023-2025 Dear Minister Fraser,   As you and your department consider the Government of Canada’s next Immigration Levels Plan, […]

Canada must participate in new Indo-Pacific initiative

Letter from Goldy Hyder to The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, P.C., M.P. Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Canada, and The Honourable Mary Ng, P.C., M.P. Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development regarding the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework […]

Streamlining regulatory approvals will encourage investment in Canada

Letter from Goldy Hyder to the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Canada regarding German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s recent visit to Canada. Prime Minister, Thank you for your letter dated August 17, 2022, and congratulations on the success […]

Canada must respond with clarity and certainty to Europe’s need for energy security, Business Council says

Letter from Goldy Hyder to the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Canada regarding German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s visit to Canada this month. Prime Minister, When you welcome German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Canada this month, much of […]

Softwood Lumber Negotiations

Letter from Goldy Hyder to the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development regarding the softwood lumber negotiations. Dear Minister Ng, The Canada-United States softwood lumber dispute is one of the most intractable […]