March 21, 2020
March 21, 2020 The Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister Langevin Block 80 Wellington Street OTTAWA, Ontario K1A 0A2 Dear Prime Minister, Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, said this week that it is not enough merely to flatten the curve in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country – we must crush it. We agree. While millions of Canadians have heeded the advice of health ...
March 16, 2020
As published in the Globe and Mail. An open letter from Canadian business leaders. The organizations and employers we represent compete fiercely every day. Today we stand united in a shared battle against COVID-19. We urge every leader in the country to immediately shift focus to the singular objective of slowing the pace of transmission of this coronavirus. International experience demonstrates that social distancing is the only effective method, and is in the best interests of our employees, their families ...
February 18, 2020
Dear Minister, As you and your colleagues prepare the upcoming federal budget, I would like to offer the following observations on behalf of Canada’s business leaders. In advanced countries around the world we are witnessing slower growth prospects driven largely by demographic forces and weak productivity growth. In addition to these challenges, the Canadian economy faces heightened trade uncertainty, ongoing tensions with China, economic fallout from the coronavirus, crippling rail blockades and growing costs associated with climate change. According ...
We joined the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters in a joint letter to Minister Jim Carr that emphasizes Export Development Canada’s indispensable role in Canada’s trade diversification efforts. Read our letter
June 3, 2019
Later this month, Parliament will rise for the summer. MPs will return to their ridings, and your teams will turn their full attention to the coming election campaign. Our message to you is simple: Canada urgently needs your leadership in driving forward a strategy for economic success. We are far from alone in expressing concern for the country’s economic future. The government’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth has warned that Canada’s economy – under pressure from an aging ...