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Premier's Council on U.S. Trade and Industry Competitiveness

Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
College Park 18th Flr, 777 Bay St, Toronto, ON M7A 1S5
Mailing Address: Ferguson Block c/o Macdonald-Cartier Bldg Mail Facility, 77 Wellesley St W, Toronto, ON M5G 2K8
OC 1675/2021 (opens a new window)

The Government of Ontario is committed to countering United States (U.S.) actions that disadvantage Ontario’s businesses.  Accordingly, the Government of Ontario has established a Premier's Council on U.S Trade and Industry Competitiveness in order to: provide advice and recommendations regarding actions and advocacy that could be undertaken to advance Ontario’s interests in the North American market; identify and connect with critical industry partners and key decision-makers in the U.S. to advocate on behalf of the province; and advise the government on measures and strategies that protect Ontario’s workers and retains jobs in the Province’s key sectors, including but not limited to automotive, lumber, and steel.

The Council shall report to the Premier and Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and shall carry out the mandate in providing advice in support of advancing Ontario’s interests in the North American market and oppose U.S. policies and measures that disadvantage Ontario businesses.


The Council is comprised of a Chair appointed by the Premier and up to ten (10) members appointed jointly by the Premier and the Minister. 


Each Member of the Council, including the Chair, shall serve at the Premier and Minister's pleasure until June 8, 2022.  The Premier may extend the term of the Members, including the Chair, up to and including December 8, 2022. 

The Council is a short-term advisory body. Meetings may be called by the Chair, as needed, and will be led by the Chair. The Premier and Minister and/or the Chair may allow individuals or organizations to provide a presentation or observe a meeting or part of a meeting.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time)