Hon Perrin Beatty to speak at the Sault Chamber Annual General Meeting on October 8th
The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 8th at The Machine Shop starting at 12:00noon.
Special guest speaker for this year’s SSMCOC Annual General Meeting will be Hon. Perrin Beatty, P.C., O.C., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s largest and most representative national business association.
During his 21 years in Parliament, Beatty served as Minister in seven different portfolios including Treasury Board, National Revenue, Solicitor General, Defense, National Health and Welfare, Communications and External Affairs. In 2018, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada “for his lifetime of public service and for his devotion to the development of our nation as a community leader and corporate visionary”.
“With a federal election currently underway, this is an exceptional time to be able to hear directly from the head of our country’s most influential business advocate,” states Rory Ring, Chief Executive Officer of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce.
“We also expect that Perrin will share some insights into the Sault’s role as a Resource City, a designation that the Canadian Chamber awarded to the city in 2015,” continues Ring. “The Sault’s role as a key player in the steel and energy sectors was something that was highlighted at our recent Resource City, Resource Champion event in July and we expect that role to expand as plans for Noront’s ferrochrome production facility move forward.”
With a network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the primary connection between business and the federal government. Its views are sought after and respected by government, business leaders and the media thanks to well-researched reports, analyses, position papers and policy resolutions that reflect a broad business perspective.