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Founded in 2015, the Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC) is a coalition of CEOs of nine of Canada’s largest urban Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade coast-to-coast: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Brampton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax.
Canadian Global Cities Council
Once the CGCC members, Presidents and CEOs of Canada’s largest Chamber of Commerces and Boards of Trades, started comparing notes we quickly discovered many of them have common problems. Shortly after, we began to hire consultants to mine data to find common ground on problems that plague business in Canada in order to develop solutions.
“Because we are each operating in a business environment there are many commonalities and they span global markets let alone local markets. And represent the majority of Canada’s private sector. “ – Janet Riopel, President and CEO of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.
Our views are sought after and respected by government, business leaders and the media. Our advocacy and policy positions are well-researched and reflect the business perspective from urban centres across the nation.
Everything you need to know about who we are and what we are doing is available on our About Us page.
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Request for Quotes from CGCC Members
Send your story requests to the member of interest, one of the CEOs or Presidents of the nine largest urban chambers of commerce and boards of trade in Canada.
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal formerly known as Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Toronto Regional Board of Trade
Canadian Global Cities Council in the News
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