Bulletin: November 5, 2020

Today’s Top Story

Government Brings Forward Bill C-9 With New Rent Program And Wage Subsidy Improvements

The federal government this week tabled Bill C-9, which includes the new and improved commercial rent program and updates to the wage subsidy program.

We welcome Bill C-9, which is generally positive and in line with our recommendations. We have, however, also reiterated our calls to address shortfalls. We are hopeful the legislation can be quickly amended and passed.

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For Your Attention

250+ Businesses And Associations Join Together To Urge The Finance Minister To Halt Planned Tax Hike Amid Pandemic

We have made public a letter sent to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on October 30. The letter from our President and CEO, the Hon. Perrin Beatty, is co-signed by 261 businesses and associations and urges the federal government to freeze its planned excise tax increase on alcoholic beverages, currently scheduled for April 1.

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Government Of Canada Launches Consultations To Improve Living Conditions For Temporary Foreign Workers

The federal government has begun consultations with provinces and territories, employers, workers, worker support groups and others on a proposal to establish minimum requirements for employer-provided accommodations for the TFW Program across Canada. You are invited to participate by sending feedback to the government. Participation deadline is December 22.

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Free Upcoming Events

November 9, 1:00 P.M. ET | Preparing For Smart And Sustainable Growth To Benefit Canadian Businesses, With The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

As the agency responsible for the stewardship of Canada’s largest port, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority works in the interest of all Canadians, developing vital trade-enabling infrastructure to support future trade demands and, in turn, benefit businesses across Canada. Join Robin Silvester, President and CEO of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, as he shares its plans for smart and sustainable growth at the Port of Vancouver.

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November 12, 1:00 P.M. ET | The Role Of Technology For Business Transformation In A Post-Covid Economy, With TELUS

Our conversation with Navin Arora, President Business Solutions at TELUS, and Pau Castells, Director of Economic Analysis at GSMA, will examine how 5G will revolutionize and transform business operations, influence customer revenues and improve productivity and operational expenses for businesses as well as safety and security. They will also discuss how investment in 5G technology will add $150 billion to the Canadian economy over the next 20 years.

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November 18, 1:00 P.M. ET | How Canadian Companies Can Navigate ‘Business As Unusual’

If you’re a Canadian business navigating the economic challenges introduced by COVID-19, don’t miss our FREE webinar with Export Development Canada.

The webinar will provide insights from Export Development Canada’s President and CEO, Mairead Lavery, and our President and CEO, the Honourable Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, to help companies like yours stay the course.

Register to learn about:

  • How COVID-19 has affected Canada’s global trade
  • Tips for Canadian exporters and small businesses who are navigating these turbulent times
  • Insights on how companies can manage risks during a global pandemic

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How We’re Helping Canadian Business

Are You Feeling The Pressure To Get More Work Done With Fewer Resources?

Riipen helps organizations get ahead by leveraging bright student talent from colleges and universities across the globe. We have partnered with Riipen to give away up to 500 business licences (valued at $2,500) to our network.

Take five minutes to fill in an application form before November 15, and a Riipen team member will contact you with the next steps.

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April 22 and 29, 2021 | Only A Few Tables Left! International Business Leader Award Dinners

The International Business Leader Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner, celebrating the Hon. Hal Jackman, will be held on April 29, 2021 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto. The evening will feature special guest the Right. Hon. Brian Mulroney and a performance by Juno Award winner Measha Brueggergosman.  
The International Business Leader of the Year Awards Dinner in honour of Barry Lorenzetti, President, CEO and Founder of BFL Canada, will take place on April 22, 2021 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Montreal. 
We hope to welcome you next year at these celebratory events honouring two great Canadians. Both events will be held in accordance with strict health and safety protocols. 
For sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a table please contact [email protected] or at 416.399.2635.

International Business Leader of the Year Award (Montreal, April 22)

International Business Leader Lifetime Achievement Award (Toronto, April 29)

A #TeamCanada Approach

ICYMI: Financial Wellness And Resiliency In The Age Of COVID-19, With Canada Life

In this webinar, Hugh Moncrieff, Executive Vice-President, Advisory Network and Industry Affairs for Canada Life, discussed how COVID-19 has changed the financial services landscape in Canada and how advisors have adapted to help ensure Canadians like you are financially prepared for the future.

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