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, unequivocally, racism in all its forms. To realize Canada’s potential we need to acknowledge our historical shortcomings and the harsh realities that so many continue to face today.

We all share in the responsibility to eliminate racism.

As employers we value and promote diversity and inclusion in our companies and in our communities. We call on other leaders to do the same so that together we can build a more just, fair and equitable society.

We can and must do better.


DavidAisenstatKeg Restaurants Ltd.
WendyAndrushkoDuPont Canada
MarkBarrenecheaOpenText Corporation
JorgeBartolomeJanssen Inc.
Louis-MarieBeaulieuGroupe Desgagnés Inc.
JohnBeckAecon Group Inc.
KevinBeingessnerCoril Holdings
LorraineBenLockheed Martin Canada
KilianBerzThe Boston Consulting Group
MirkoBibicBCE Inc. and Bell Canada
CharlesBrindamourIntact Financial Corporation
AndyCanhamSAP Canada Inc.
HeatherChalmersGE Canada
AndreCharooC100 Association
NeilChrystalPolygon Homes
DonaldClowCrombie REIT
DeanConnorSun Life
JohnCorleyBrink’s Canada Limited
BradCorsonImperial Oil Limited
BenCowan-DewarCabot Links
KeithCreelCanadian Pacific Railway
MichaelCrothersShell Canada
RolaDagherCisco Systems Canada
DaxDasilvaLightspeed POS
Marcde La BruyèreMaclab Development Group
Arthur A.DeFehrPalliser Furniture Holdings Ltd.
StephenDentBirch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc.
Ian C.DundasEnerplus Corporation
Thomasd’AquinoBusiness Council of Canada
IanEdwardsSNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
DarrenEntwistleTELUS Communications Inc.
DawnFarrellTransAlta Corporation
JoelleFaulknerArea One Farms
HowardFieldGreenfield Global Inc.
DavidFilipchukPCL Constructors
Jean-FrançoisGagnéElement AI
SabrinaGeremiaGoogle Canada
RussGirlingTC Energy
BlakeGoldringAGF Management Limited
RoyGoriManulife Financial
RodGrahamHorizon North Logistics
ClaudeGuayIBM Canada Ltd.
LindaHasenfratzLinamar Corporation
SteveHaskerThomson Reuters
JohnHastingsCitibank Canada
AndrewHiderATS Automation Tooling Systems
GoldyHyderBusiness Council of Canada
DavidKassieCanaccord Genuity Group Inc.
FaisalKaziSiemens Canada Limited
HassanKhosrowshahiPersis Holdings Ltd.
CraigKielburgerWE Day, WE Charity, ME to WE
JeffKinnairdHome Depot of Canada
SashaKrsticMastercard Canada
PatrickLamarreKiewit Canada Group
StéphaneLespéranceAon Reed Stenhouse Inc.
Donald R.LindsayTeck Resources Limited
StephenLiptrapMorneau Shepell
LisaLissonFederal Express Canada Corporation
MarkLittleSuncor Energy
BrandtLouieLondon Drugs Limited
JonLoveKingSett Capital
MarceloLuBASF Canada Inc.
ElioLuongoKPMG LLP
MarkMachinCPP Investments
StaceyMadgeVisa Canada
PaulMahonGreat-West Lifeco and Canada Life
KarnManhasTerramera Inc.
The Honourable JohnManleyBusiness Council of Canada
RonaldMannixCoril Holdings Ltd.
NicolasMarcouxPricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
ÉricMartelBombardier Inc.
BharatMasraniTD Bank Group
MichaelMcCainMaple Leaf Foods
DavidMcHattieCanadian Manufacturers & Exporters
David I.McKayRoyal Bank of Canada
GordonMcKenzieCanpotex Limited
JohnMcKenzieTMX Group Limited
AndrewMoorEquitable Bank
DougMurphyCorus Entertainment Inc.
JoeNataleRogers Communications Inc.
JeffreyOrrPower Corporation of Canada
DavidPatheSherritt International Corporation
RobPeabodyHusky Energy
JohnPellerAndrew Peller Limited
RobPennerBison Transport
ColePinnowPfizer Canada
SamPollockBrookfield Infrastructure Partners
DavidRawlingsJPMorgan Chase & Co.
DaniReissCanada Goose Inc.
MichaelRencheckBruce Power
Hartley T.RichardsonJames Richardson & Sons, Limited
JohnRisleyCFFI Ventures
IanRobertsonAlgonquin Power & Utilities Corp.
CalinRovinescuAir Canada
SteveSammutRocky Mountaineer
LinoSaputo, Jr.Saputo
George D.SchindlerCGI Group Inc.
SamSebastianPelmorex Corp.
MichaelSerbinisLeague Inc.
Jean-LouisServranckxAecon Group Inc.
Bradley S.ShawShaw Communications Inc.
JadShimalyEY Canada
BruceSimpsonMcKinsey & Company
DavidSmithKeyera Corp.
Ian D.SmithClearwater Seafoods
GeoffSmithEllis Don
StephenSmithFirst National Financial LP
RonaldSternAlberta Newsprint Company
DeanStoneleyFord Motor Company of Canada, Limited
SandraStuartHSBC Bank Canada
MargaretStuartSalesforce Canada Corporation
JohnSullivanThe Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
ScottThomsonFinning International Inc.
ScottThonAltaLink L.P.
GarrickTipladyFacebook and Instagram Canada
LouisVachonNational Bank of Canada
JeffVassartCargill Limited
AnthonyVielDeloitte Canada
SonjaVolpeBNP Paribas
DonaldWalkerMagna International Inc.
PremWatsaFairfax Financial Holdings Limited
GalenWestonLoblaw Companies
DarrylWhiteBMO Financial Group
PennyWise3M Canada Company
Mary AnnYuleHP Canada Co.
JeffZweigMosaic Forest Management