Media Release: Regulatory burden undermining business competitiveness, new chamber report finds

(Greater Sudbury, May 31, 2018) Canada’s regulatory system is smothering business, thanks to a growing mix of complex, costly and overlapping rules from all levels of government.  A new report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and supported by the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, Death by 130,000 Cuts: Improving Canada’s Regulatory Competitiveness, calls on…

Media Release: Regulatory burden undermining business competitiveness, new Chamber report finds

(Greater Sudbury, May 31, 2018) Canada’s regulatory system is smothering business, thanks to a growing mix of complex, costly and overlapping rules from all levels of government.  A new report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and supported by the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, Death by 130,000 Cuts: Improving Canada’s Regulatory Competitiveness, calls on…

Final Reminder: Spring Policy Survey

Reminder: Send a message to Queen’s Park! This is your chance to help shape the Ontario Chamber Network’s policy! The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber Network, is looking for your insight on what matters to business in an election year. The Spring Policy Survey will help inform the Chamber…

More Changes To Labour And Employment Laws

More changes to labour and employment laws In recent weeks, the Government of Ontario has announced a series of legislative changes to the province’s labour and employment regulations: On April 26, the government passed Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act; On May 7, the government announced a review of the public holiday pay system introduced by…

Ontario Chamber Of Commerce AGM

Ontario Chamber of Commerce AGM The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce attended the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) Annual General Meeting and Convention (AGM), held April 26-29, 2018 in Hamilton, Ontario. The chamber introduced two resolutions for the consideration of the delegates: one calling on the government to collect better labour market information entitled, “Strengthening Labour Market…

Spring Policy Survey

Send a message to Queen’s Park! The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber Network, is looking for your insight on what matters to business in an election year. The Spring Policy Survey will help inform the Chamber Network on the issues that are most important to the Northern Ontario business…

Pay Transparency Act

Bill 203, Pay Transparency Act: we need your feedback! The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber Network, is seeking your feedback on Bill 203, the Pay Transparency Act. If passed, the Act will establish requirements relating to the disclosure of information about compensation (salaries and benefits) of employees and potential employees. We’re…

2018 Provincial Budget

2018 Provincial Budget On Wednesday, March 28, the Government of Ontario presented its 2018 budget. This budget included a number of important announcements including: approximately $450 million in new taxes for business over the next three years; investments in skills development, including $170 million for Ontario’s Apprenticeship Strategy; and a $500 million investment in broadband…