Today’s Top Stories
Roadmap To Recovery
Today we launched Roadmap to Recovery, which takes a comprehensive look at the challenges facing our economy and identifies 51 specific recommendations governments should adopt to overcome the challenges identified. Canada was prepared to do whatever it took to ensure we made it through this pandemic, and we need to apply the same mindset to repairing our economy.
Over the coming weeks, we will be delving into each of the nine key challenges specifically and examining how businesses are being affected.
We prepared a toolkit with key messaging, social media posts and images to help you amplify these recommendations through your own channels.
For Your Attention
The ICC On Facilitating Access To Trade Credit
To facilitate the $5 trillion of trade credit needed to enable an economic rebuild from COVID-19, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has called for proactive interventions to prime the trade market in anticipation of a return of demand. Adjusting regulatory requirements for SME financing and purchasing trade assets from commercial banks are just two measures governments can take to ensure small businesses can access the credit needed to trade internationally. We are the lead organization in Canada for the ICC.
How We’re Helping Canadian Business
Webinar | Getting Creative With Your Mobile Phone, With Facebook
Join us on June 9 at 1:00 p.m. ET to learn how to plan and create content using your mobile phone. We’ll share tools, tips and creative apps that can help you create high quality content for your customers and followers.
Webinar | Travel Insurance In The World Of COVID-19, With Johnson Insurance
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected our ability to travel. Yet as restrictions are slowly lifted and lockdown measures decrease, travel constraints will ease up. Once travel is allowed, people will have questions about travel insurance. What am I covered for? Is my current travel insurance policy sufficient? Where can I go if I have further travel insurance questions? Join us on June 10 at 1:00 p.m. ET to find out!
Perrin Beatty Appears At The Senate National Finance Committee
On June 2, our President & CEO, the Hon. Perrin Beatty, appeared as an expert witness before the Senate Standing Committee on National Finance. The committee is studying the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences. In his opening remarks, Perrin outlined our Roadmap to Recovery, which we released today.
A #TeamCanada Approach
Two Additional Chambers Join Our Cross-Canada CBRN
We are pleased to welcome two chambers to our Canadian Business Resilience Network this week.
The Prairie Sky Chamber is based in Warman, Saskatchewan. Warman’s history is based on the railroad, as with so many communities across Canada. The Prairie Sky Chamber of Commerce is “the voice of business” in the Warman, Martensville and surrounding area and represents a variety of businesses and has close to 200 members.
The Port Hardy Chamber is located at the northern tip of Vancouver Island. It has been serving the business community since 1972 and has a membership of under a hundred businesses.
We look forward to working with these two chambers as they work on behalf of their respective business communities to help them to succeed.
If you know of a business that has taken steps to help Canadians through this pandemic, please contact us.
A Note Of Canadian Chamber History, On This Day In 1979
On June 4, 1979, the government of Joe Clark was signed into office. That Cabinet included our own Perrin Beatty, who at 29 years of age, was at the time the youngest Minister in Canadian history. Happy anniversary, Perrin!