Yukon Chamber of Commerce identifies three Northern Barriers from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s “Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness” for 2015.
Tuesday February 10, 2015 - Whitehorse, Yukon
WHITEHORSE - Each year, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce releases a list identifying the top 10 barriers impacting Canadian business and its efforts to be competitive on the world market. The Yukon Chamber of Commerce has reviewed this year’s list and posted a link to the entire report on its Facebook page (Yukon Chamber of Commerce, Yukon, Canada) and website (www.yukonchamber.com).
“We note that three of the top 10 barriers identified by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce this year directly pertain to concerns that we have in the Yukon,” commented Rich Thompson, Yukon Chamber Chair. “The Canadian Chamber calls out “lack of clarity regarding duty to consult with Aboriginal peoples”, “Canada is uncompetitive in the world’s tourism sector,” and “Territorial businesses don’t have the tools they need.” We are extremely pleased that the Canadian Chamber has identified these three subjects that are so impactful for Yukon business.”
“The purpose of the development of this annual top 10 barrier list by the Canadian Chamber is to identify priorities that will guide and focus the Canadian Chamber’s efforts to lobby for change and overcome these barriers to business” said Chamber President Peter Turner. “The Yukon Chamber values the Canadian Chamber’s identification of barriers that particularly impact northern business, and we support the Canadian Chamber in its efforts to address these three barriers in particular, and the other seven which are impactful upon businesses across the country .”
Incorporated in 1985, the Yukon Chamber of Commerce is the collective voice of Yukon's Business Community, working to create a climate conducive to a strong private-sector economy by providing leadership and representation on issues and projects affecting business. The Chamber represents the four Community Chambers of Dawson City, Silver Trail, Watson Lake and Whitehorse, as well as over 700 Yukon businesses, through either direct or Community Chamber membership.
For further information contact:
Rich Thompson, Chair
Yukon Chamber of Commerce,
Peter Turner, President
Yukon Chamber of Commerce