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Open letter to federal party leaders

If the speculation is accurate, Canadians will soon be engaged in a federal election campaign, the second in two years. Before it begins, allow me to deliver a few messages on behalf of the country’s leading entrepreneurs and job-creators. First […]

Business groups across Canada call for a plan to reopen the economy

Dear Prime Minister,  We are writing to you at a turning point in our country’s fight against COVID-19. By mid-summer, if not sooner, some three quarters of Canadian adults will be at least partially vaccinated, and one in five will be fully vaccinated. When that scenario is reached, federal modelling suggests, it should be possible to begin relaxing restrictive measures.   As the light at the end of the tunnel grows brighter, Canadians […]

Canadian and European business communities call for progress on outstanding issues under CETA following the Joint Committee meeting

Re: Canadian and European business communities call for progress on outstanding issues under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) following the Joint Committee meeting Dear Minister Ng and Executive Vice President Dombrovskis: We write to urge progress on key […]

Need for a consistent approach to facilitating travel

Letter from Goldy Hyder to the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, calling for a consistent approach to facilitating travel both within Canada and internationally.  Dear Minister Hajdu, As business and community leaders, we share your commitment to keeping Canadians […]

Recommendations for Budget 2021

Dear Minister Freeland, As I write to you, the second wave of COVID-19 infections in Canada is subsiding, new daily hospitalizations are falling, and the country’s vaccination campaign is ramping up. For the first time since the onset of the […]

Partnership can save lives, preserve jobs and rebuild our economy

Dear Prime Minister and Premiers, As business and community leaders, we share your commitment to keeping Canadians safe and eliminating as soon as possible the threat posed by COVID-19. We are encouraged by the federal government’s assurances that, despite some […]

We stand for Line 5 and affordable, safe energy for Canadians

Line 5 is critical to Canada. It supplies roughly half of the oil used by Ontario and Quebec. It connects Alberta and Saskatchewan producers to vital markets in central Canada. It’s critical for jobs, our cost of living, the economy […]

Heads of six leading business associations call on premiers and provincial health officials for clear and consistent guidelines

Dear Premiers, On behalf of business leaders, entrepreneurs and employers across Canada, we are writing to stress the need for coherent and consistent direction and guidelines across all levels of government in the fight against COVID-19. With cases increasing at […]

A call for urgent and simultaneous action on two fronts

cc The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dear Prime Minister, When the COVID-19 emergency struck Canada eight months ago, business leaders across the country pledged to do everything in their power to protect their employees, […]

Canada’s business leaders congratulate Chrystia Freeland and offer their support during this crucial moment in the country’s economic history

Dear Minister, On behalf of Canada’s business leaders, I am writing to offer sincere congratulations on your appointment today as Canada’s new Minister of Finance. Since entering the federal Cabinet in 2015 and while serving in the portfolios of International […]