Minister Bains announces members of new Industry Strategy Council
“Collaboration is our best strategy to help all Canadians emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic as strong as possible. Ministers and departments across government will be engaged as we work with the Industry Strategy Council to continue our whole-of-government approach to confronting COVID-19. I look forward to working hand in hand with businesses toward a recovery that makes Canadian industry more prosperous, equitable and dynamic than ever.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
“It is both a great honour and a tremendous responsibility to be asked to chair the Council, and I look forward to working with all members to build a starting point for Canada’s economic recovery in this new global context. The Council will be a partnership between the private sector and the Government of Canada to help gain an understanding of industry challenges.”
– Monique Leroux, Chair, Industry Strategy Council
The Industry Strategy Council draws its inspiration from the unprecedented collaborative model that was established through the Economic Strategy Tables, set up in October 2017.
The Council will ensure that it hears from a diverse range of perspectives, including from Indigenous Peoples.
The Economic Strategy Tables are receiving a renewed mandate as part of the Government’s Innovation and Skills Plan to create well-paying jobs and strengthen the middle class by investing in high-growth sectors where Canada has a globally competitive advantage.
The Council’s composition resembles that of the Economic Strategy Tables, representing key industries: advanced manufacturing, agri-food, clean technology, digital industries, health and bio-sciences, resources of the future, and tourism and hospitality. In response to particular pressures related to COVID-19, the Government is adding two new Tables, representing the retail and transportation sectors.
Membership of the Tables will be announced in the coming weeks.
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