Blog Jul 11, 2022

Western Executive Council meets Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P.


On July 8, 2022, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Western Executive Council met Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P. at the Vancouver International Airport, to discuss how to further strengthen our Western and Canadian economy.

Deputy Prime Minister Freeland provided the Council with an update on the opportunities and challenges facing Canada looking forward. She stressed the importance of Western Canada to growing the economy coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meeting was an opportunity for the Chamber’s Western Executive Council to discuss the importance of investing in Canada’s trade infrastructure to ensure goods can get to, and from, our trade partners. The Council also used the opportunity to stress the importance of Canada’s natural resources, including the criticality of the government’s commitment to support carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). The Council also discussed the importance of addressing the talent gap in Canada.

Learn more about the Western Executive Council.