Media Releases Mar 20, 2022

Canadian Chamber urges federal government to table back to work legislation amid strike at CP


(OTTAWA) – March 20, 2022 – The Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s President and CEO, Perrin Beatty, issued the following statement today on the work stoppage at CP rail.

“Critical infrastructure is vital to our country’s success. This work stoppage will have a deep and adverse impact for all Canadian businesses – both big and small – who rely on rail for their supply chain. This severe damage to Canadian supply chains at a time of heightened global uncertainty will extend beyond our borders and harm our reputation as a reliable partner in international trade.

We are calling on the federal government to do what is best for Canada’s economy by acting now and tabling back to work legislation.”

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 business 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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Contact

Phil Taylor

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

E-mail: ptaylor@chamber.ca (fastest response time)