Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal

Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal

November 06, 2006 16:41 ET

The Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montreal Puts Family at the Heart of Business

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 6, 2006) - On the heels of the submission of the report from the Commission on the Review of Federal Labour Standards entitled Fairness at Work: Federal Labour Standards for the 21st Century, the Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montreal (JCCM) is reiterating its position on finding a balance between work and the family.

"In the face of the low birth rate in Quebec and the difficulty young businesspeople have dealing family and professional life, the JCCM considers it its duty to contribute to the debate on the issue," said France-Eliane Nolet, President of the JCCM.

The report's recommendations address the needs and concerns of young businesspeople. Like the Commission, the JCCM would like to see greater flexibility in work schedules. "This flexibility will help parents fulfill their familial obligations. It could also help businesses differentiate themselves and improve the international positioning of businesses in Quebec when recruiting talent," said Nolet.

The JCCM applauds the proposed measures regarding self-employed workers. "It is time that our leaders adapt policies to the new realities of the working world and the needs of the young professionals," said Nolet. "More and more young professionals are self-employed and are excluded from government programs. These people are mostly women and recent immigrants. It is a great news that the federal government is aware of this reality."

About the JCCM

The JCCM is an association of young executives, professionals, entrepreneurs and self-employed business people under the age of 40. Founded in 1931, it represents some 1,400 members, whose average age is 32, making it the largest junior board of trade in North America. The JCCM is a premier meeting place for those who want to make a difference and take active part in the discussions that shape the future of society.

Contact Information

  • Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montreal
    Olivier Champion
    Communication Officer
    514-845-4951, ext. 24
    ochampion@jccm.org