The Business Council of Canada congratulates Erin O’Toole on his selection as the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and offers best wishes to outgoing party leader Andrew Scheer.

The leader of the official opposition plays an essential role at any time, but especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an important moment for the country as Canadians confront both a global health emergency and the most serious economic downturn in many decades.

Canada’s leading employers are committed to working with all parliamentarians, policymakers and stakeholders in overcoming the pandemic, bringing people back to work safely and responsibly, and restoring confidence while creating the conditions for a strong economic recovery.

We thank Mr. O’Toole for his service to Canadians and for his willingness to lead in these challenging times.