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Canadian Chamber Report – Federal Budget

The 2018 Budget presents many interesting measures, but does not address the fundamental issues facing Canada’s economy. That from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “Canadian business asked the government to focus on fundamentals like the growing competitiveness gap, the need to attract more private sector investment and presenting a realistic plan to balance the government’s […]



OCC calls upon government to Rescind Small Business Tax

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is rallying the province’s Chamber Network in 135 communities to call on the Ontario Government to remove two proposed tax reforms from the 2018 budget, reforms that will cost employers nearly half a billion dollars in new taxes. The Ontario Government announced in its 2018 budget that it will […]



2018 Pub Night

There’s nothing more sociable than getting together at your local pub. So, your Chamber has mixed in some of our members, added in a dash of great music and tasty hors d’oeuvres, and put together a great series of networking mixer, just right for becoming a bit more business casual and making some interesting connections. […]



Offset Measures Needed in Upcoming Budget – OCC

Ontario businesses are struggling with one of the largest wage increases in recent history, and it all comes with the continuing increase in the cost of doing business. To address the issue, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce is recommending the government reinstate the scheduled corporate income tax rate from 11.5 per cent to 10 per […]



OCC Statement on Minimum Wage

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) and its members understand the intent of the legislation. But it also understands that evidence-based public […]



The Chamber Rewards Program

How does the program work? Chamber businesses will receive a card for each of their full time employees along with information on participating members and the reward they are providing. They simply show this card at participating businesses to receive the benefit or discount. Many of the businesses offering these benefits will be identified by […]



MPP Responds to Chamber’s Concern About $14.00 Minimum Wage

As members know, the Cornwall Chamber has taken issue with the proposal by a lobby group that would see the minimum wage jump by close to 40% from its current $10.25 to $14.00. A poll of some of its members revealed that such an increase would have a significant and negative impact on their business […]



OCC Speaks Out on $14.00 Minimum Wage Issue

Ontario is in a period of economic transition and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce firmly believes the policy choices made today will impact our province’s competitiveness for generations to come. A government panel is currently carrying out consultations on how to set the minimum wage but there is broad consensus that the current process governing […]



OCC speaks out on Minimum Wage

BACKGROUNDER.. The Cornwall Chamber was recently made aware of a lobby group, the Workers Action Centre were seeking to have Ontario’s minimum wage increased to $14.00 per hour. It raised its concerns with the local MPP noting that such an increase would have a substantially negative impact on member businesses and a survey confirmed that […]



Area Chambers Address Proposed $14.00 Minimum Wage

A group of Chambers from across the southern portion of S.D. & G. recently met to explore activities that would provide mutual assistance and perhaps, benefit the region as a whole. During its initial meeting on August 28, a key discussion item centered on the proposal put forth by a lobby group to that would […]



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