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Chamber of Commerce, Statistics Canada launch joint business survey

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Statistics Canada have launched a new initiative called the “Canadian Survey of Business Conditions” intended to collect time-sensitive data about Canadian business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and their plans for eventual recovery. The survey will examine the impact that COVID-19 has had on businesses, changes that businesses have made to adapt to the situation, problems that remain and future problems that may arise.

“The collaboration between Statistics Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is innovative and ambitious,” said Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada. “It is one of the largest crowdsourced surveys in the agency's 100-year history. The partnership and collaboration with the Chamber are a demonstration of what can be achieved when like-minded organizations work together. The results of this survey will provide the crucial insights needed right now to navigate the way forward for Canadian businesses and governments in addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is this collaborative solution that is needed to effectively respond to this unprecedented situation.”

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