About the Industry Strategy Council (the Council)
Established on May 8, 2020, by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Industry Strategy Council is a forum that brought together experienced business leaders to work in partnership with the Government of Canada. The Council endeavoured to deepen a collective understanding of the scope and depth of COVID-19's impact on industries and inform the Government's understanding of specific sectoral pressures.
"As Canadians and business leaders, it is an honour to have the opportunity to serve our country and represent our respective economic sectors. We have been inspired through our national consultations by the vision and thoughtful ideas that Canadians have offered to shape our economic recovery. It is a great privilege to share our insights and offer advice on how to best respond.
Our response to this historic pandemic requires immediate, targeted and risk-based actions and we firmly believe we have a unique opportunity to take urgent action to build back better. Each of us can unequivocally say that the private sector is eager to collaborate with government to execute on transformative initiatives that can position Canada for economic success and improve the long-term quality of life for all Canadians."
- The Council