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Debbi Nicholson, president and CEO of the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, and Anthony Davis, chair of the board, show off the chamber’s 2022 Municipal Election Platform, a document containing eight issues on which the business community in Greater Sudbury believe candidates in the Oct. 24 municipal election should focus. The platform was launched on July 26.

GREATER SUDBURY, July 26, 2022 – With less than three months left before Greater Sudbury heads to the polls to vote for the next Mayor and Council, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is launching its 2022 Municipal Election Platform in an effort to educate candidates on the issues most pressing to the business community.

The 2022 Municipal Election happens Oct. 24. Business owners in Greater Sudbury are looking for an economic resurgence, and it will take greater leadership on City Council to achieve it.

“City Council needs to have a vision and a plan to move the business community forward,” said Anthony Davis, chair of the board for the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce.

The Municipal Election Platform is a document that details eight themes upon which chamber members believe all candidates should focus during their campaigns. If elected, successful candidates are encouraged to make these issues a priority going forward.

Those eight themes are leadership, municipal red tape, attraction of labour/talent, homelessness/opioids, business development/attracting new businesses, housing affordability, Laurentian University, and value for service/taxes.

“Businesses in Greater Sudbury have been struggling with some of these issues for many years, while some of them are newer,” said Davis.  “Regardless, they are all very important to the economic prosperity of the more than 700 businesses that believe in the value of being a chamber member.  We believe all candidates have to adopt this platform and commit to the themes.”

A full copy of the platform can be found here.

Download the media release here.