Media Release: Policy Wins for Greater Sudbury
Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Policy Resolutions are passed at Ontario Chamber of Commerce AGM

Greater Sudbury, May 9, 2017: The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce (GSCC) introduced two policy resolutions at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) Annual General Meeting and Convention, held May 4 to 6 in Sarnia, ON. The GSCC introduced a resolution addressing cap and trade entitled “Helping Industries and Communities Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy” and another resolution calling on government to reduce the regulatory burden on small business entitled “Addressing the Challenges of Ontario’s Largest Economic Sector: Small Business.”

Both these resolutions received the support of delegates from chambers across Ontario and have now become the official policy of the OCC.

“Our members are concerned that if government does not reinvest cap and trade revenues strategically, they may not be able to make the transition to a low-carbon economy,” said Tracy Nutt, Chair of the Board, Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce. “Our resolution calls for revenue recycling so that exposed industries and communities aren’t left behind.”

The GSCC also collaborated with its fellow Northern Ontario chambers to support a number of policy resolutions which addressed issues such as reducing mining permitting delays, improving indigenous education in Ontario, and helping post-secondary students gain employment.

All resolutions receiving the support of the delegates at the convention become the official policy of the Ontario Chamber and will be pursued with the provincial government in the coming months and years.

For more information, please contact:

Bryan Heystee
Policy and Communications Manager
Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce
705-673-7133 ext. 224
705-677-5735 (cell)
[email protected]

The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that represents 1,000 businesses and through the participation of its member volunteers on committees and task forces, it works ‘as the Voice of Business’ to influence federal, provincial and local legislation affecting business.

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is the independent, non-partisan voice of Ontario business and its mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members.