Canadian business leaders embark on a mission to Washington
Ottawa, March 18, 2022 – At a time when U.S. policymakers are looking to secure more resilient and reliable supply chains, a delegation of Canadian business leaders will be in Washington, D.C. next week for high-level talks with industry and government.
Led by Victor Dodig, President and Chief Executive Officer of CIBC and Chair of the Business Council of Canada, the delegation includes representatives of the Council’s CEO North American Working Group along with other members. Recognizing the importance of advancing the Canada / U.S. relationship, their goal is to leverage their networks to help strengthen Canada’s bilateral ties.
“Canadian businesses have a long history in the U.S. and have been at the forefront of the strong people-to-people ties that breathe life into our relationship,” said Mr. Dodig. “From the financial sector and manufacturing to energy and agriculture, we represent a wide range of companies that support hundreds of thousands of jobs on both sides of the border and benefit thousands of communities.”
Corresponding with the visit, the Council is launching an interactive map to highlight the benefits of trade and investment at the state-level. The map includes unique data on goods and services exports, summaries of the trading relationship and profiles of Canadian businesses with a strong presence in the United States.
“We cannot take Canada’s most important trading relationship for granted,” said Goldy Hyder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Canada. “Whether it is the fight against climate change or building a more competitive North America, we need to clearly communicate to Americans what Canadians bring to the table.”
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