Proposed changes to EI must be financially sustainable

On July 29, the Chamber Network sent a letter to the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion to convey employers’ concerns regarding the proposed EI reforms. As part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, a series of temporary measures were introduced to make the EI Program more…

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Chamber Hosts Honourable Patty Hajdu

(Left to right) Chair Anthony Davis, MP Sudbury Viviane Lapointe, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor, Patty Hajdu, and Past-chair Neil Milner. On July 5, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce had the pleasure to host the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor, Viviane Lapointe, Sudbury…

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Extend the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program

June 3, 2022 The Honourable Sean FraserMinister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship CanadaHouse of CommonsOttawa, ON K1A 0A6 Dear Minister Fraser: RE: Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, launched by your Government in 2019, has provided a much-needed path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to live…

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Open letter from Canadian businesses to our elected representatives

February 11, 2022 – Canadian businesses have suffered under the strain of constant disruptions over the last two years. The challenges they have had to overcome have included COVID-19, extreme weather events, increasing inflationary pressures, labour shortages and supply chain disruptions. Now achieving a successful recovery is threatened by the ongoing blockades of the critical infrastructure…

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Canada’s Budget 2021 Delivers Historic Support Against Uncertain Backdrop: Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce

GREATER SUDBURY, April 20, 2021 – Today, Cora DeMarco, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, released the following response to the Government of Canada’s 2021 Budget: “Today, the Federal Government released a historic budget at a time when Canada needs it most. Canada’s 2021 Budget gives businesses in Greater…

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