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Canadian Chamber meets with PM Harper to discuss border issues

22-05-2015

Prime Minister HarperAs a very active advocate of improvements to the Canada/U.S. border relations and programs, we have made this one of our top issues. So it was no surprise that we were invited to discuss progress with government officials as they released their most recent update on their Beyond the Border initiative.

It was surprising that the Prime Minister himself joined Trade Minister Ed Fast to participate in the discussion. As our Senior Vice President Warren Everson said, “no other Prime Minster in our experience has been willing to dig into the complex details that are so important to ordinary people trying to do business ...

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce Applauds First Step in Right Direction on Tourism

Ottawa, May 22, 2015 — The Canadian Chamber of Commerce applauds Prime Minister Harper’s commitment to invest $30 million over three years to attract U.S. visitors to Canada, announced earlier today. Since 2000, Americans’ same-day visits to Canada have declined by 70%, and overnight visits have decreased by 20%.

“We consider today’s announcement to be a critical step for the Canadian tourism industry - a sector representing more of Canada’s GDP than the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries combined,” said Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Posted on 22-05-2015

Not Good Enough: A Report Card on Canada’s Labour Market Information

Ottawa, May 21, 2015 — Good information is the basis of good decisions, but when it comes to information about Canada’s labour market, the federal government is delivering a poor performance. Today, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce released How good is Canada’s labour market information?, a report card rating the federal government performance on labour market information. It shows a series of mostly C grades on the information Canadian business, educators and job seekers rely on to understand the labour market of today and the future.

Posted on 21-05-2015