The recent notice of a limited strike by the longshoremen’s union, including no work at all on weekends, is devastating not only to Canada’s economic competitiveness, but also to its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
(OTTAWA) – October 22, 2019 – The Honourable Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, released the following statement following the results of the 2019 federal election.
“The Canadian Chamber of Commerce congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada on winning a second term.
Canada has finally seen the end of a bitterly divisive campaign. Today is an opportunity to turn the page, to redirect efforts toward the betterment of all Canadians, including the business community.
Canada’s 43rd Parliament has been elected to govern on behalf of all Canadians, in all regions and in all sectors of the economy. Now that the campaign is over, MPs of all parties need to put our country’s needs ahead of narrow partisanship.
The challenges facing the country at the start of the election remain. We hope to see true statesmanship from Canada’s leaders, and a genuine willingness to make Parliament work for all Canadians.
Businesses and investors are watching carefully to see how we come together to secure our future. Canada needs its leaders to quickly move from the partisan theater of the campaign to the sober responsibility of governing. Building a new consensus and addressing our economic challenges cannot wait.
Earlier this year the Canadian Chamber presented an economic roadmap for Canada through our Vote Prosperity platform. We, and the entire business community, are prepared to work with the new Parliament to grow our economy, restore investor confidence in Canada and create greater prosperity for all Canadians.
Along with the 450 local chambers of our network, we are ready to play our part. We ask our elected representatives to demonstrate both the civility and the vision our country needs at this critical time.”
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