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Business Council welcomes vaccine requirement for federal employees

Statement by Goldy Hyder on today’s announcement of a vaccine mandate for federal public servants and some federally regulated sectors The first priority of any government is to protect the safety and well-being of its citizens. At a time when […]

Easing of travel restrictions is good for the economy and provides hope for Canadians

We are encouraged by the federal government’s announcement of further steps toward allowing international travelers to enter Canada – an approach that recognizes the importance of full vaccination. The establishment of clear guidelines and dates will instill confidence and enable […]

Business leaders congratulate Canada’s next Governor General

Canada’s business leaders congratulate Mary Simon on her appointment as Canada’s next Governor General. Throughout her impressive career she has served the people of Canada in a wide range of capacities. We are grateful for her willingness to take on […]

Phase 1 of easing border measures is a long-overdue step, but falls short

Today’s announcement marks a long-overdue step toward easing border measures for travellers entering the country, but it falls far short of the comprehensive plan that Canadians need. We’re told this is the first phase of the government’s approach to easing […]

Canadians need a clearly articulated plan to reopen the border

We’re disappointed to learn that the U.S.-Canada Joint Initiative will be extended for another month. Our two countries have missed an opportunity to make amendments to the border agreement which would recognize the increasing number of people who are fully […]

Facilitating safe cross-border travel between the United States and Canada

On behalf of businesses of all sizes in the United States and Canada, we congratulate our governments on their efforts to ensure that as many citizens as possible have the opportunity to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In our view, […]

G7 finance ministers’ agreement on global tax reform

A strong and sustainable economic recovery will require close collaboration among like-minded countries. Today’s agreement on global tax reform signals a positive step in that direction, although many of the details remain to be worked out. The Business Council of […]

Welcoming the inaugural meeting of the USMCA Free Trade Commission

Following the conclusion of the first meeting of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Free Trade Commission, Business Roundtable, the Business Council of Canada and the Mexican Business Council released the statement below: “As business leaders in the United States, Mexico and […]

Business Council welcomes the Conservative Party’s new climate action plan

Canada can be a leader in the fight against climate change. We welcome the Conservative Party’s new climate action plan. We agree that it’s important to put a price on carbon and to provide incentives for Canadians to reduce their […]

Business Council welcomes new pathways to permanent residency

Immigration Minister Mendicino’s announcement to establish new pathways to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates with temporary status will strengthen Canada’s economy when we need it most.   Immigrants have long played a critical role in supporting Canadians’ high standard of living and building vibrant […]