Blog Category: Ontario Chamber of Commerce
New Research Identifies Opportunities to Support Small Business Success
Released February 26, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) fourth annual Ontario Economic Report (OER) reveals opportunities where both business and government can focus to create an environment more conducive to small business success.
The Ontario’s Chamber Network calls for tax reform, smart spending to support Ontario businesses
The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) provided the Ontario government with 11 recommendations for the upcoming provincial budget that will help businesses manage costs and secure the province’s competitive advantage. The submission, presented to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, calls on the government to implement taxation reforms and smart infrastructure and transportation spending to maximize growth and benefit all regions of Ontario. (more…)
Statement from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC):
There has been much discussion in recent weeks about the unintended consequences of Bill 148, the legislation that introduced a higher minimum wage in Ontario and extended numerous labour and employment standards provisions.
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), the Kawartha Chamber, and our members understand the intent of the legislation. But we also understand that evidence-based public policy must be fundamental in a properly functioning democracy. (more…)
Ontario’s Chamber Network provides recommendations to Drive Economic Development to the Forefront of Political Discourse
On October 11th, the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released Vote Prosperity, a platform and campaign outlining the Ontario business community’s priorities for the upcoming 2018 provincial election. Vote Prosperity provides a series of proactive recommendations that all of Ontario’s political parties should adopt to ensure growth for the province’s economy. (more…)