Media Release: Chambers across Ontario continue to push for deferral in provincial cap & trade program

Chambers across Ontario continue to push for deferral in provincial cap & trade program to prevent jobs and investment from leaving Ontario Chambers cite high costs of program on top of skyrocketing electricity prices as well as potential changed policy direction in the United States (Greater Sudbury) Today chambers across Ontario are continuing the call…

Northern Chambers demanding increased affordability and transparency for energy system

In partnership with business leaders from across Northern Ontario, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is urging the province to address the regional challenges posed by the lack of affordability and transparency in energy pricing as it builds its Long-Term Energy Plan 2017 (LTEP). In a joint submission to the Ontario government’s LTEP review process,…

Provincial Issues Committee – November Meeting

The November meeting of the Provincial Issues Committee featured a presentation from Kati McCartney, Manager of Energy and Sustainability, Laurentian University on how the cap and trade system will impact the University. Kati explained that cap and trade will impact businesses/institutions in the following ways: 1) if you are emitting above the threshold (25,000 CO2e…

Major Projects Task Force – October Meeting

The October 26th meeting of the Major Projects Task Force included a presentation from Paulette Gagnon, Director of Development, and Stéphane Gauthier, Chair of the Board, Place des Arts. Paulette and Stéphane provided the task force an update on Place des Arts, a proposal which includes a five-storey 60,000 square feet building divided into various…

Labour Legislation is Changing – Have your Say!

Ontario’s Labour and Employment Laws are Changing.  How Will it Impact You? The Ontario Ministry of Labour is currently undertaking a review of the Labour Relations Act and the Employment Standards Act. In July 2016, the Government of Ontario released an Interim Report called the Changing Workplaces Review.  This Interim Review will be examining key…

Media Release – Chamber Passes Ring of Fire Policy Resolution at CCC AGM 2016

September 22, 2016  A Win for the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce At the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s (CCC) Annual General Meeting and Convention, held Sept. 17 to 19 in Regina, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce submitted a resolution, entitled “Make the Ring of Fire a Priority of National Significance.”  This resolution recommends that…