Media Release: Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Wins Chair’s Awards at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting

Media Release Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Wins Chair’s Awards at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting Greater Sudbury, May 8, 2017: The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce were the recipients of the Chair’s Award at this year’s Ontario Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting, held this past weekend in Sarnia, ON.  The…

Chamber Releases Inaugural Ontario Economic Report

Media Release Inaugural Ontario Economic Report Forecasts Outlook for Local and Provincial Economy: Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Vulnerabilities in Ontario’s economy pose challenges to our prosperity. Government must prioritize growing the economy, creating jobs and driving a competitive advantage Greater Sudbury, February 7th, 2017: Today, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce in partnership with…

Policy Alert: Government Is Considering Taxing Employer-Paid Health and Dental Benefits

The federal government is considering taxing employer-paid health and dental benefits. Along with adding hundreds or thousands of dollars to Canadians’ tax bills, this proposal could cause many employers to stop offering coverage to employees. When Quebec introduced a similar tax, 20% of employers dropped health and dental benefits for employees. Studies suggest the removal of…

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…