Canada’s business leaders congratulate both the Government of Canada and industry for their principled, patient and persistent efforts in successfully negotiating the removal of U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum – a move that will benefit consumers, workers and companies on both sides of the border.

With this key obstacle out of the way, the Business Council of Canada urges all parties to move swiftly toward the ratification of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). The citizens of all three countries are looking to their leaders to turn the page on this costly and damaging chapter of trade uncertainty.

Now is the time to work together as neighbours, partners and allies to strengthen the competitiveness of all three countries and ensure a better future for our people.