(OTTAWA) – October 19, 2020 – On the second anniversary of the legalization of recreational cannabis for adult use, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s National Cannabis Working Group (the Working Group) is launching an industry-led review of the Cannabis Act (the Act).
The goal of the industry review is to provide recommendations on how the federal government should improve Canada’s legislative and regulatory frameworks for cannabis.
The Act, which came into force on October 17, 2018, requires that the Minister of Health initiate a review of the Act three years following the legalization of recreational cannabis for adult use. The Working Group will begin its work immediately in order to provide comprehensive input into the federal government’s review of the Act, which must be launched no later than October 17, 2021.Read more
Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade Support Canada United to Help Local Businesses and Accelerate Business Recovery
(TORONTO – October 20, 2020) – Small businesses are at the heart of Canadian communities. They are critical in helping Canada turn the corner on COVID-19 and their success is essential to Canada’s economic strength. Created and launched by RBC, Canada United is a national movement to support local businesses in communities across the country. Today, during Small Business Week, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced an investment of $12 million to support the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund.
Funding available through your local CFDC
In order to provide targeted assistance to the small towns and communities they serve, CFDCs will focus on assisting “main street” businesses, such as retail shops, restaurants, corner stores, and businesses of strategic importance to their communities, with loans up to $40,000.