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Date:
June 1, 2020

Joint letter to Prime Minister from Canada’s largest business associations

Joint letter to Prime Minister from Canada’s largest business associations

Dear Prime Minister: Your government’s swift policy response to the economic consequences of COVID-19 spared millions of Canadians from significant hardship. Measures such as the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the Canada Emergency Business Account have provided urgently needed assistance to Canadian workers and businesses, clearly demonstrating the value of public-private collaboration. These programs succeeded thanks to the government’s conscious decision to act quickly, pursue bold policies and take risks. As provinces and territories begin to reopen, Canada ...

Date:
April 30, 2020

Together, and only together, will we get through this

Together, and only together, will we get through this

To All Canadians, In this time of a significant and society altering crisis, it is the responsibility of Canadian companies and organizations to support their fellow citizens. We, the undersigned companies and organizations, have come together in this moment of national mobilization and, in the spirit of public service, to support Canadians through a free collection of resources, called WellCan (www.wellcan.ca) WellCan provides Canadians with the supports they need to navigate the challenges brought on by COVID-19, to ...

Date:
April 16, 2020

Open letter to Prime Minister and Premiers calling for more coordination in restarting the economy

Open letter to Prime Minister and Premiers calling for more coordination in restarting the economy

Open letter to the Prime Minister and Premiers A month ago, the Business Council of Canada issued a call for leaders across the country to join us in a shared battle against COVID-19. We knew that doing so would have a significant impact on our businesses and our employees. But we also understood that aggressive and sustained action to contain the virus was critical to addressing the health challenge and hastening the recovery. In the weeks since, millions of men ...

Letter by Goldy Hyder to Prime Minister Trudeau calling for a more aggressive, national and speedy response to COVID-19

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 ...

An open letter from Canadian business leaders on COVID-19

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 ...

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