Daily COVID-19 Bulletin: June 24, 2020

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Truth And Reconciliation Roadmap

We support our members in building relationships that will help their businesses thrive, and building relationships with groups that are often under-represented in business is not only the right thing to do, it’s critical to our national competitiveness and well-being. Informed and respectful engagement between businesses and Indigenous peoples is one aspect of this, which is why we want to congratulate The Winnipeg Chamber on its Truth and Reconciliation Roadmap (TRR). TRR serves as a guide to provide businesses with the focus and resources to achieve engagement and assist the business community in demonstrating the role it must play in reconciliation.

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Commentary: The Great Quickening, The Implications Of COVID-19 On Digital Currencies And Our Financial Institutions

Like so many things today, the future of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), and Bitcoin for that matter, is anyone’s guess. But smart money may be betting on, well, smarter forms of money to come out ahead. If this comes to pass, Canada will need to ensure its approach to CBDCs is streamlined to improve its economic competitiveness, support more precise fiscal policy and, above all, ensure it can navigate an increasingly uncertain global order.

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We Need Your Input!

For the past several months, we’ve implemented proactive measures to ensure you have access to the information, resources and insight you need to persevere and, ultimately, prosper through the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the communications we distribute to you.

We are seeking your feedback on how we can improve our communications. This survey will take no more than five minutes and all information you provide will be kept in strict confidence.

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Free Upcoming Webinars

Brave New World | Navigating The Crisis And Its Aftermath, With Desjardins

Join us and Jimmy Jean, a Macro Strategist with Desjardins Capital Markets, on July 7 at 1:00 p.m. ET to discuss: 

  • The COVID-19-induced economic crisis: where we stand and our view of the economic outlook 
  • Reopening our economy with a delicate new dual mandate: saving lives and livelihoods 
  • Until the vaccine: Adapting to a completely reconfigured economic landscape 
  • Policy solutions for the previous cycle will not work: the next expansion will require innovative thinking in Canada 
  • “Don’t let a good crisis go to waste”: the potential for a better society in the wake of COVID-19 

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How We’re Helping Canadian Business

The Business Resilience Service – A Free Hotline For Financial Help

Canada’s small- to medium-sized businesses, not-for-profits and charities are the lifeblood of our country and need support more than ever. The Business Resilience Service unites business advisors from professional services firms of all sizes to share knowledge and guidance to help organizations come out stronger from the pandemic. Canada’s accounting and advisory firms are mirroring Canadians everywhere by offering to help their neighbors. This is what makes Canada great, and it’s how we’ll get through this together.

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Happy Fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste to our network colleagues celebrating today.

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