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Constructive Criticism: Submission to the Dean Review of the Ontario College of Trades

Building a 21st century workforce is a core component of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) five year Emerging Stronger economic agenda for Ontario. Keeping the province’s economy firmly on the path from recovery to growth will require an adaptable and highly skilled labour pool. A modern apprenticeship system and a regulatory climate that is…

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Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Gives Failing Grade on Development of Ontario’s Ring of Fire

[Greater Sudbury], March 10, 2015: A new report from the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce finds that permit delays, an absence of infrastructure, and intergovernmental quarrelling have stalled development in Ontario’s Ring of Fire, the mineral resource-rich region in the province’s Far North. The report, Where are we Now?…

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Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Could Have Negative Consequences for Economy

A new survey of business owners from the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce shows that the implementation of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) could have negative consequences for Greater Sudbury’s economy. The survey indicates that only 26 percent of businesses in Ontario believe they can shoulder the financial…

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Chamber pre-budget submissions

Municipal Budget This year the chamber made a pre-budget submission to the 2015 municipal budget focusing on development charges, Maley Drive, downtown development/community projects and red tape reduction.  Read the submission here.   Provincial Budget The chamber’s 2015 provincial pre-budget submission focuses how the province can enhance competitiveness, economic growth and employment.  The submission brings…

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