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Feds announce new Industry Strategy Council in response to COVID

The council will give advice on economic policy to relevant federal ministers

May 8, 2020  by CM Staff

OTTAWA — The federal government has announced the new Industry Strategy Council, which will serve as an advisory board to assess the scope and depth of COVID-19’s impact on industries and inform government’s understanding of specific sectoral pressures.

By enlisting senior business leaders, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada says the council will build on Canada’s strong partnerships between government and industry, notably the Economic Strategy Tables, to support Canadians and their jobs.

The Economic Strategy Tables are part of the government’s job creation strategy, chaired by industry leaders in the following sectors: advanced manufacturing, agri-food, clean technology, digital industries, health and bio-sciences, resources of the future, and tourism and hospitality.

In response to some particular pressures related to the pandemic, the government is adding two new tables, representing the retail and transportation sectors.

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The Industry Strategy Council will give advice on economic policy to relevant federal ministers.

Members of the council will be announced in the near future and will complement the structure and focus of the Economic Strategy Tables.

Over the next 90 days, the council will meet regularly to identify and understand sectoral pressures that are common across the industries.


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