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 and our communities.
While this will have significant economic impact on our businesses in the short term, it is critical to weathering this storm and will hasten the recovery.
Governments across the country have acted yet these measures will only be effective if all employers step up and do their part to protect the nation’s health and welfare.
The undersigned have taken important steps and urge your organizations to join us:
On behalf of all of us, including millions of colleagues and employees, thank you to all healthcare workers on the front lines on whom we are relying to help us through this emergency. We have enormous respect and gratitude for your efforts.
|wdt_ID||First Name||Last Name||Title||Company|
|3||John||Baker||President and CEO||D2L|
|4||Scott||Balfour||President and CEO||Emera|
|5||Mark||Barrenechea||Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer||OpenText Corporation|
|6||Kevin||Beingessner||Chief Executive Officer||Coril Holdings|
|7||Scott||Bell||President and Managing Director||General Motors of Canada|
|8||Kilian||Berz||Managing Director and Senior Partner||The Boston Consulting Group|
|9||Mirko||Bibic||President and CEO||BCE Inc. and Bell Canada|
|10||Charles||Brindamour||Chief Executive Officer||Intact Financial|