Since 1925, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the only national organization that connects businesses of all sizes, from all sectors of the economy and in every federal riding across the country to advocate for public policies that will foster a strong, competitive economic environment that benefits businesses.
We recently got the chance to chat with The Honourable Perrin Beatty, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the 200,000-member Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s largest and most representative national business association. Perrin is the principal spokesperson advocating the policy positions of the chamber’s members to the federal government, international organizations, the media and the general public. Prior to joining the Canadian Chamber in August 2007, Perrin was the president and chief executive officer of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).
In this podcast, Perrin shared his thoughts on the impacts of the pandemic, what has gone right and gone wrong with this outbreak, what role did the Canadian Chamber of Commerce play during this pandemic and why. Perrin also shared his advice about what we can do to minimize risks and maintain profitability for businesses.