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) December 11, 2020 – Canadian Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Perrin Beatty issued the following statement in response to today’s release of the Industry Strategy Council report.
“As Canadian businesses continue grappling with the pandemic’s impact on our economy, it is more important than ever for us to have a clear recovery plan that builds on the remarkable resilience and innovation that businesses have demonstrated throughout the crisis.
I welcome the Industry Strategy Council report’s release, including its recommendations on how we can rebuild Canada’s economy. The Canadian Chamber was pleased to meet with the Council to share our Roadmap to Recovery proposals. We thank the Council’s Chair, Monique Leroux, and the other members for substantively engaging the business community in their work.
We look forward to reviewing the Council’s recommendations and advancing recommendations that will enhance Canada’s competitiveness. We will be pleased to share our analysis of the Strategy Council’s report with the government and to work with them on the much-needed plan to restart our economy.”
About the Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Because Business Matters
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce helps build the businesses that support our families, our communities and our country. We do this by influencing government policy, by providing essential business services and by connecting businesses to information they can use, to opportunities for growth and to a network of local chambers, businesses, decision-makers and peers from across the country, in every sector of the economy and at all levels of government, as well as internationally. We are unapologetic in our support for business and the vital role it plays in building and sustaining our great nation.
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