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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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Inter-provincial Trade Barriers

Canada is a trading nation. We have what the world needs. The CGCC advocates removing inter-provincial and international trade barriers that are hurting Canadian businesses.

Airport Infrastructure

The CGCC promotes national policies for competitive and sustainable urban economies. Canada’s air transport sector plays an essential role in connecting our country and growing our economy.

Urban Strategy

There is a need for investment in a national urban strategy to enable government at all levels to align with regional priorities and work with the private sector to maximize benefits for Canadians and our businesses.

Public Policy

To ensure that our cities continue to be the best places to live, operate and invest, the CGCC calls on all politicians to create the right conditions for the future prosperity of Canadian businesses.