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Statement of Priorities and Accountabilities for the Canadian Commercial Corporation

June 2, 2023

Mr. Douglas Harrison
Chair of the Board of Directors
Canadian Commercial Corporation
700–350 Albert Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0S6

Dear Mr. Harrison:

I am pleased to provide the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) with its 2023 Statement of
Priorities and Accountabilities.

This is a pivotal time for Canada’s economy and approach to trade. Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, fallout from Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, the climate crisis, supply chain disruptions and global economic headwinds on the horizon are among the many challenges facing Canadian businesses. In response to these challenges, CCC has delivered important results as part of Canada’s trade support network and foreign policy toolkit. From sourcing critical equipment for Ukraine, to helping Canadian businesses secure nearly $1 billion in sales under the Canada-United States Defence Production Sharing Agreement (DPSA), CCC has delivered for Canadians.

Looking to the year ahead, I expect CCC to focus on: i) delivering results for Canadians; ii) supporting sustainable and responsible growth; and iii) enhancing trade support. This work will advance Canada’s international trade objectives and provide Canadian businesses the opportunity to grow internationally, contributing to our economic prosperity and creating good-paying jobs across the country.

Delivering Results for Canadians

To help Canadian businesses navigate the current global economic environment as well as advance the government’s foreign policy and international trade strategy, I ask that CCC:

Supporting Sustainable and Responsible Growth

As Canadians, we hold ourselves to a high standard when engaging in business abroad. Our competitiveness is enhanced through principles of sustainability and responsibility. In continuing to support this vision, I ask that CCC:

Enhancing Trade Support

As the Minister responsible for supporting Canadian businesses from start-up, to scale-up and to expansion abroad, ensuring Canada has a complete suite of tools to support its exporters is a cornerstone of my mandate. Canadian companies succeed internationally when they have a strong network of seamless and high quality services at home. To this end, I ask that CCC:

CCC has made important progress over the past year, working in partnership with the Government of Canada to advance foreign policy objectives and help Canadian exporters access foreign government procurement markets. Canadians can be confident that CCC will continue to be there helping Canada achieve prosperity through support that is strategic, inclusive and sustainable.

I look forward to working with CCC in the coming year to advance the priorities outlined in
this letter.


The Honourable Mary Ng, P.C., M.P.

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