Canada’s business leaders applaud parliamentarians for accelerating passage of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) under extraordinary circumstances.

At a time of great uncertainty for Canadians, implementation of this agreement will position Canada for a stronger recovery from the current economic pullback caused by the spread of COVID-19. Canada’s trade and investment relationship with the United States and Mexico supports thousands of businesses and millions of jobs across the country. Implementing the new North American trade agreement provides assurance to businesses of all sizes that depend on free and open trade.

We commend government for its leadership during this challenging time.