Bulletin: September 24, 2020

Today’s Top Story

Throne Speech A Start, But Much More Is Needed To Get Canadians Back To Work

Throne Speeches are generally directional in nature, setting out a policy agenda but leaving many of the details to be filled in later. In the middle of a pandemic and with a struggling economy, details matter and time is of the essence. We would have liked to see a more specific operational plan. Canadians and businesses are hurting today and need help to stay afloat until tomorrow. We are urging the government to deliver a mini-budget no later than October.

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Government Of Canada Introduces Legislation To Extend Recovery Benefits

Today the federal government introduced Bill C-2, which includes the previously announced Canada Recovery Benefit, the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit and the Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit. In concert with other previously announced EI changes, these programs are part of the proposed package designed to replace the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), which is winding down.

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Transform Your Industry At The Salesforce Industries Summit

Join Salesforce on September 30 to evolve your business to the changing landscape. Discover how to accelerate value, drive ROI and transform your industry.

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Northland Properties: COVID-19 And The Hospitality Sector

The entire Canadian hospitality industry, including restaurants, hotels and resorts, have felt the devastating effects of COVID-19 in terms of economic impact and loss of jobs. In this guest blog post for the Our Restaurants campaign, Northland Properties explains what it is doing to support Canada’s hospitality industry and to keep Canadians safe.

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September 30, 1:00 P.M. ET | Future of Transportation: Air

As one of the first industries to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the air transportation sector, including airports, airlines, and others in that ecosystem, will undoubtedly be one of the last to fully recover. Before the pandemic, the sector employed about 141,000 Canadians and flew upwards of 70 million passengers per year. Today, that number has plummeted almost overnight as airlines and airports grapple with new economic realities. However, as Canada begins emerging from the depths of the pandemic, industry leaders are finding new and innovative ways to instill consumer confidence and start returning to pre-pandemic levels. Our conversation will address those ways and focus on how Canada’s air transport sector can continue to demonstrate leadership in this regard.

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October 6, 1:00 P.M. ET | Future Of Transportation: Shipping

Shipping is an essential industry in Canadian and global supply chains, comprising 20% of Canadian exports and imports. Contributing to about 2% of the Canadian economy, shipping operations play a major role across the country from coast to coast. As with every industry, shipping has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This conversation will revolve around how the industry has responded to the pandemic and other significant events followed by a discussion on what’s next for shipping in Canada.

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How We’re Helping Canadian Business

Jo(e) Social Media Inc. Sees Opportunity In COVID-19 As Digital Grows In Importance For Communities Of All Types, In All Regions

Jo(e) Social Media Inc, based in Lacombe, Alberta and a member of the Lacombe & District Chamber of Commerce, was the recipient of one of the CBRN Small Business Relief Fund grants. One of the company’s key initiatives is visiting schools, on a volunteer basis, to talk to students about the positive and negative aspects of social media. Learn how Jo(e) Social Media used the grant to help support its Jo(e) Youth Creative program.

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A #TeamCanada Approach

Port Of Vancouver Celebrates World Maritime Day

World Maritime Day, today, is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the working waterfront and our rich maritime history. Our member, Port of Vancouver, provided behind-the-scenes videos, a virtual tour of the Burrard Inlet and a presentation on sustainability at the Port of Vancouver. You can still watch the event on YouTube!

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