Daily Bulletin: July 20, 2020

Today’s Top Story

Business Groups Call On Government To Avoid A Recipe For Disaster During Prolonged Food Services Recovery

Today our organization, alongside provincial, territorial and municipal chambers of commerce and leaders in the food services industry, sent a joint letter to political leaders at all levels across Canada to sound the alarm of imminent failure of an entire industry. The letter, signed by 21 industry and business representatives, underscores the food services industry’s importance across Canada, outlines where government programs responding to COVID-19 have helped and identifies key policy areas where immediate action is required to prevent irreparable harm to the food services industry.

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For Your Attention

Limited Seats Remaining: Business At OECD Canada Virtual Meeting On Digital Economy Issues

On July 23 at 10:00 a.m. ET, we will discuss the OECD’s work on digital economy issues. The meeting will be a chance for you to hear about the OECD’s work and share your views to shape these efforts. Topics covered will include AI, AI and health, data governance and digital taxation. The virtual meeting will be led by Business at OECD’s Senior Policy Director Nicole Primmer and Senior Director Strategic Engagement Ali Karami-Ruiz. Please let Mark Agnew, our Senior Director of International Policy, know if you have any questions.

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Wage Subsidy Improvements Update

MPs in the House of Commons met today to debate Bill C-20, which includes the improvements to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program that were announced on Friday. Indications are that the bill will be voted on by Tuesday afternoon. We have called for the swift passage of the improved wage subsidy to help get Canadians back to work.

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July 22, 1:00 p.m. ET | Working Remotely Through A Crisis And Flex Work Long Term, Hosted By Canadian Western Bank

Join us for a webinar with Canadian Western Bank’s Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Vice President of Client Solutions to discuss the future of working remotely through a crisis and the long-term outlook for flex work. Get tips for setting up effective work areas for employees, how to support employees’ mental health and what major cyber security threats exist for SMEs now and post-pandemic.

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How We’re Helping Canadian Business

Greenscape Design & Décor Adjusts To New COVID-19 Landscape With CBRN Grant

Congratulations to Greenscape Design & Décor in Burnaby, British Columbia, for being a recipient of a $10,000 CBRN Small Business Relief Fund grant, made possible by Salesforce. “As varied as our client base is, unfortunately, all our market segments have been negatively impacted due to COVID-19, and the revenue losses have been profound,” said owner Corinne Kessel. Find out how Greenscape Design & Décor has been affected by the pandemic and how it intends to use the grant money to recover.

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A #TeamCanada Approach

Giving Back To The Greater British Columbia Community

Our member First West Credit Union, part of The First West Foundation, launched its Community Response Fund in late May to help charitable organizations navigate the uncertainty and financial strain of COVID-19. The Fund recently released $121,120 to 15 charitable organizations in its third round of funding.

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