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One in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness every year. That is approximately 7 million of us. However, despite how common mental illness continues to be met with widespread stigma. Workplaces can play an essential part in maintaining positive mental health. On a positive note, they can give people the opportunity to feel productive and contributing to a greater good. However, on the opposite spectrum, it can be a stressful environment that contributes to the rise of mental health problems and illnesses.

Mental illness is the public policy challenge of the 21st century. Each week in Canada, 500,000 employees are absent from work, and mental health claims are becoming both the largest and faste ...



Canadian Chamber Welcomes New Cabinet and Government’s Renewed Focus on Trade and Small Businesses

Ottawa, July 18, 2018 – The Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement following today’s cabinet shuffle:

“Today’s cabinet appointments by the Prime Minister signal that the government is increasingly focused on trade diversification and on creating export opportunities for small- and medium-size businesses. The Canadian Chamber welcomes that focus and congratulates all of the Ministers on their new responsibilities."

Posted on 18-07-2018

Letter from Perrin Beatty to Premier Gallant Ahead of Council of the Federation

Dear Premier Gallant:

On the eve of the 2018 Summer Meeting of the Council of the Federation, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce would like to commend you and your provincial and territorial colleagues on the solidarity you have shown with the federal government in the face of the damaging protectionist attacks on our trading system by the United States Government.

At the same time, the Canadian Chamber urges you, as our provincial and territorial leaders, to take further measures to address the domestic impediments that undermine our competitiveness as a country.

Posted on 16-07-2018

Featured Publications

5 Minutes for Business: Latest on Canada-U.S. Tariffs (July 12)

This brief provides an update regarding the tariffs set between Canada and the United States.

5 Minutes for Business: State of the Economy (June 2018)

This brief looks at Canada’s economic performance and provides a forecast for what the latter half of the year might have in store for us.

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