The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Applauds Canadian Chamber of Commerce Duty to Consult Report

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 20161027 Views

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The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Applauds Canadian Chamber of Commerce Duty to Consult Report

Toronto, ON – September 14, 2016  The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is excited about the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s new findings on improving clarity on the Duty to Consult. The report highlights a number of constructive solutions and improvements to the current status quo, while reaffirming the importance of building meaningful relationship ships with Indigenous business. At the findings reflect the work CCAB has been promoting through their Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program and their many networking events across the country.

“The duty to consult with Indigenous communities should not be perceived as an obstacle to business growth by the non-indigenous community.  A clearly defined process from the federal government would provide a much needed tool on the path to Indigenous economic reconciliation while building upon an optimistic equitable prosperity for all Canadians.  Our Indigenous peoples have been in business since long before the fur trade and today are leading a new generation of Indigenous business confidence.” Stated CCAB President and CEO, JP Gladu.

This report highlights many of the most important steps that need to be taken to support Aboriginal business development in Canada. The need for corporate Canada, Government and Aboriginal peoples to work together to collaboratively drive growth, the importance of investing in Indigenous capacity, and the need for both a renewed and respectful dialogue between Aboriginal and new Canadians. CCAB is sincerely encouraged to see such a progressive and insightful report come from an organization with the relevance and prestige of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. This truly reflects the fact that the need to engage Aboriginal peoples and businesses is an increasingly recognized reality.

About the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB):

CCAB is committed to the full participation of Aboriginal people in Canada’s economy. A national non-profit, non-partisan association, CCAB offers knowledge, resources, and programs to both mainstream and Aboriginal owned companies that foster economic opportunities for Aboriginal people and businesses across Canada.

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