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On Sunday February 23, Teck Resources Ltd announced it would be withdrawing its application for the Teck Frontier Project. The announcement was unfortunate news for Albertans and unfortunate news for all Canadians. This project was set to create thousands of jobs and 70 billion dollars in revenue. The CEO of Teck Resources Ltd. addressed the…

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On February 21, 2020 we participated in a call with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and other provincial, territorial and local Chambers to address the mounting economic damage as a result of the ongoing rail blockades. The following response was issued by the Canadian Chamber: “We heard directly from local chambers about the economic impacts…

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The Canadian Chamber has joined the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE). Small and medium businesses (SMEs) are more vulnerable to natural and man-made hazards due to lack of resources, knowledge and planning. Small businesses are critical to communities as they are the drivers…

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“You have to have a diversity of viewpoints at the table to have an effective team.” President Barack Obama If you looked around the room at the Economic Club of Canada’s Future Skills: A Conversation with President Barack Obama event, you’d see a diverse crowd in age, race and gender. From students to young professionals…

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Our President and CEO, Perrin Beatty sent a letter to the Minister of Transport Marc Garneau, and to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains, regarding this important issue. The chamber network is calling on all levels of government and law enforcement to work together to bring an immediate end to the blockades…

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5 Minutes for Business: Economic Rewind – A Decade in Review Are you ready to rewind to the start of 2010? A time where your radio boasted the Black Eyed Peas and boot cut jeans were fashionable. While this may sound like a dystopian past, it really wasn’t. The start of this decade was actually…

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Business Leaders Sound Alarm over the Future of WTO A group of Canadian business organizations urged the federal government to redouble its efforts to reform the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the face of U.S. moves to shut down a key component of its dispute-settlement system. The WTO plays a critical role in protecting rules-based…

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Speech from the Throne: Canadian Business a Willing Partner to the 43rd Parliament The Canadian Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today regarding the Speech from the Throne. “The Canadian Chamber has consistently advocated a focus on economic growth as a critical mechanism of national unity, one that can only be successful if works…

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Cannabis Regulations Need Alignment with Market Reality Over a year after recreational cannabis for adult use became legal in Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s National Cannabis Working Group is calling on all levels of government to work with industry to evaluate and update their cannabis legal and regulatory frameworks to ensure Canada realizes the…

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12 Days of Policy Wins The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the entire chamber network works hard all year to ensure that business concerns are heard at all levels of government. In a yearly tradition, the Canadian Chamber looks back at the year and celebrates 12 Days of Policy Wins of 2019. On the first…

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