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    Vanessa White
    April 9, 2020
    Amid the disruption of the last 4 weeks, it is wonderful to see so many Board of Trade members helping one another through this pandemic. Thank you for your calls, emails and survey responses. You told us what to prioritize and together, we have achieved a lot. I thought that I’d share a few examples with you. Read more
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    Kristi MacGibbon
    March 27, 2020
    On Friday, March 20, the Globe and Mail published an article that describes Toronto Pearson’s role and preparedness in responding to COIVD-19 and bringing Canadians home. At Toronto Pearson, we are coming together—government agency employees, airlines, cleaning staff, and partners in first response—with a shared goal of caring for our passengers. Read more
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    Todd Letts
    March 25, 2020
    Tough times bring tough choices for Brampton’s business community. This week, the Brampton Board of Trade has checked-in with more than 500 companies regarding the impact of the global pandemic. More ‘check-in’ connections continue. What we are hearing is that the choices business are making are difficult, but necessary to keep viable. To summarize, the advice that companies are sharing with one another is three-fold: Don’t Wait; Communicate; Innovate. Read more
    Kristi MacGibbon
    March 23, 2020
    Working from home is an ideal that many people have longed for but the reality of it can be disenchanting. It takes some special skills to make it work. In this article we will cover four simple things you can do to make working at home easier on everyone. If you lead a team or you're the owner of a business, you have additional challenges when heading up a remote team during a global pandemic. We have some suggestions to help with that too. Read more
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    Kristi MacGibbon
    March 19, 2020
    Our government is prepared to do whatever it takes to help small businesses and all Canadians get through this challenging time. Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced that – as part of our government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan – we will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses, plus an additional $55 billion to support Canadian businesses and households through tax deferrals. Read more
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    Kristi MacGibbon
    March 17, 2020
    We understand that Canadians are worried, and that many businesses need support as we work through this evolving global challenge of COVID-19. We want to assure you that we have your back – we will do whatever it takes to ensure Canadians have confidence and to keep our economy strong. We have taken significant steps, and we will have more to say next week about a further stimulus package for Canadians that is in the works. Read more
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    Kristi MacGibbon
    March 17, 2020
    What and where is the Assessment Centre? Osler’s Assessment Centre is a dedicated screening and assessment centre for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and is one of several being established at hospitals across Ontario to support the health and safety of our communities. Read more
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    Kristi MacGibbon
    March 11, 2020
    In today’s global world, systems are more interconnected than ever. It stands to reason then, if a pandemic strikes in one part of the world, the opportunities for it to spread are that much greater. Read more
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    Kristi MacGibbon
    March 11, 2020
    The Canadian Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement regarding the government’s COVID-19 response plan: The government’s initial $1-billion COVID-19 response plan is a positive and pragmatic approach to the global risks of the spreading virus. We welcome the whole of government approach and the close coordination with the business community. The Canadian Chamber is helping to lead the business community’s response to COVID-19 and continues to work together with governments as they develop policy options and tools to help businesses and their employees. Read more
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