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Today’s job losses a canary in the coal mine? Canadian Chamber sees potential tipping point

(OTTAWA) – December 6, 2019 – The Honourable Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, released the following statement following today’s job loss numbers.

“Today’s surprising job loss figures paint a disturbing picture of storm clouds on the horizon. We urgently require all Parliamentarians to put competitiveness front and centre for the new year. Businesses have been clear about the need to fix the fundamental weaknesses that have become a drag upon our prosperity. It is essential for all Canadians that we develop a national economic strategy to promote growth.”

About the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

With a broad network of corporate, association and local chamber members representing over 250,000 businesses of all sizes, in all sectors of the economy and in all regions, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the largest, most representative and most influential business association in Canada. Since 1925, our mission is to foster business competitiveness and a strong economic environment that benefits all Canadians by creating the conditions for Canadian business to thrive. We do this by developing well-informed reports and positions on policies and regulations that are critical to creating a competitive and prosperous Canada; by mobilizing our vast and diverse network to advocate for government decisions and programs that strengthen our country and our communities; and by offering essential business services for members by members. For more information visit or follow @CdnChamberofCom on social media.


For more information, please contact:

Phil Taylor

Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Public Affairs (preferred and fastest response time)