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Business Council of Canada mourns the passing of The Honourable Jim Carr  

Statement by Goldy Hyder, President and CEO, Business Council of Canada   I am truly saddened by Jim Carr’s passing. He was a thoughtful, talented and inspiring leader who always acted with integrity and humility to advance the public interest. […]

Business leaders welcome Canada’s first critical minerals strategy

Statement by Goldy Hyder, President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada Canada’s business leaders welcome the release of the country’s first critical minerals strategy. We were pleased to see government recognize that critical minerals are crucial to the […]

Canadian business leaders welcome important step in Germany’s ratification of CETA

Canada’s business leaders welcome today’s vote by the German Bundestag to ratify the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Germany is Europe’s largest economy and Canada’s top trade partner within the European Union. German ratification is a significant step […]

Business leaders welcome Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

New Delhi, India – Canada’s business leaders have been calling for a comprehensive Indo-Pacific Strategy for several years. Now that the government has done so, it’s important to convert aspirations to actions and actions into accomplishments. To that end, and […]

New NATO office will be a catalyst for Canadian innovation and industrial strategy

Statement by Goldy Hyder, president and CEO of the Business Council of Canada Canada’s business leaders welcome the federal government’s proposal to locate in Halifax the North American regional office of NATO’s Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA). […]

Business leaders welcome imminent release of Indo-Pacific strategy  

The Business Council of Canada has for years urged the federal government to develop an ambitious Indo-Pacific strategy to advance Canada’s economic, political, and security interests in that critical region of the world.     We therefore welcome Foreign Minister Melanie Joly’s […]

Fall economic statement is a step in the right direction but lacks urgency, Business Council says

The federal government’s Fall Economic Statement includes a number of measures to spur investment in renewable energy, ease labour shortages and make life more affordable for Canadians, the Business Council of Canada (BCC) says. Last month, BCC President and CEO […]

Business leaders welcome Canada’s application to the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity

Statement by Goldy Hyder, President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada Canada’s business leaders applaud today’s announcement by Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly that Canada will apply to join the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). The Business […]

Statement from Goldy Hyder on the new Leader of the Opposition

The Business Council of Canada congratulates Pierre Poilievre on his election as Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. We look forward to working with him in his new role as Leader of His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. In this time […]

Canada must have a seat at IPEF table

Next week the United States will bring together ministers representing more than a dozen countries for the inaugural in-person meeting of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). Canada must be at the table in some capacity. As a crucial […]