Ottawa, July 19, 2017 — Lack of proper transportation infrastructure is a major barrier to Canada’s access to market and to its competitiveness, leading to lost opportunities and wasted time for both Canadian companies and residents, says a new report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
“As Canadians head out on vacation this summer, they will be spending longer periods in their cars, stuck in traffic because of inadequate road infrastructure, including poorly-maintained roadways, interchanges and bridges. Unfortunately, it won’t stop after their vacations, either. Congested transportation systems – and the loss of time and productivity that comes with them - have become a reality for tens of thousands of businesses and their employees,” said Perrin Beatty, CEO and President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Nashville, TN, July 4, 2017 – As a sign of collaboration and friendship, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Independence Day in the music city, Nashville, on invitation of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and local business Baker Donelson.
“There is no better way to honour the alliance between our two countries than taking part in each other’s national days,” said the Hon. Perrin Beatty, president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “We’re happy to be here in Nashville to celebrate the 4 of July with our American friends, colleagues and business partners.”