Jun 15, 2022

“A positive step” – Canadian Chamber responds to Ottawa’s updated travel rules

June 15, 2022 – OTTAWA, ON – Today Hon. Perrin Beatty, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, issued the following statement regarding the Canadian Government’s decision to reduce travel barriers:

“For some weeks now the Canadian Chamber has been encouraging the federal government to review COVID-era travel policies and remove those no longer deemed necessary. Yesterday’s announcement is a positive step in that direction.

“In addition to reviewing COVID-era regulations, we continue to encourage Ottawa to explore opportunities to invest in Canadian airport infrastructure and develop an overall vision for improving passenger experiences.

“The travel and tourism sector remains one of the last and hardest hit by the pandemic, with recent bottlenecks being well-documented. The updated rules are welcome and the Canadian Chamber looks forward to working with Ottawa to continue to review and remove regulations that are no longer necessary, in order to help the sector recover as fast as possible.”

About the Canadian Chamber of Commerce — The Future of Business Success

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is Canada’s largest and most activated business network — representing 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade and more than 200,000 businesses of all sizes, from all sectors of the economy and from every part of the country — to create the conditions for our collective success. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the undisputed champion and catalyst for the future of business success. From working with government on economy-friendly policy to providing services that inform commerce and enable trade, we give each of our members more of what they need to succeed: insight into markets, competitors and trends, influence over the decisions and policies that drive business success and impact on business and economic performance.

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Emily Walsh
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
E-mail: ewalsh@chamber.ca