Letter to Mayor and City Council RE: Municipal Budget 2021

February 10, 2021 Mayor Brian Bigger and City CouncilCity of Greater SudburyTom Davies SquareP O Box 5000, Station ASudbury, ON P3A 5P3 RE: Greater Sudbury Municipal Budget 2021 Dear Mayor Bigger and City Council, On behalf of the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce I appreciate the opportunity to shareour comments regarding the City of Greater…

2021 Ontario Economic Report

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), in partnership with the Ontario Chamber Network, released its fifth annual Ontario Economic Report (OER). The report provides the latest data on Ontario’s economy and business confidence, highlighting the unprecedented year that was 2020 and the unpredictability that lies in the year ahead.  The OER is a data-driven, evidence-based document…

Vote Prosperity

On May 13, 2019, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the national Chamber network, launched its platform for the 2019 federal election, Vote Prosperity, to urge federal party leaders to put the needs of Canadian business front and centre in the upcoming federal election. Vote Prosperity reflects the priorities…

Ontario Economic Report

On February 19, 2019, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce released its third annual Ontario Economic Report (OER), offering a unique perspective on the experiences of businesses of all sizes across the province. Through the Business Confidence Survey, the Business Prosperity Index, and the Economic Outlook, this report presents a candid look at private sector sentiment…

Moving Forward: A Strategic Approach To Ontario’s Transportation Needs

On December 3, 2018 the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, released a policy report on Ontario’s transportation challenges, entitled Moving Forward: A Strategic Approach to Ontario’s Transportation Needs. The report calls on the Government of Ontario to develop a Long-Term Transportation Plan to address the current and…

Repeal of Bill 148

Repeal of Bill 148 On October 23, the Government of Ontario announced that it was proposing Bill 47: the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, which includes a near-full repeal of Bill 148, the Fair Workplace, Better Jobs Act, 2017, along with improvements to Ontario’s apprenticeship system.  We are encouraged by the Government taking action to…

Supporting Growth Through Economic Development

On August 17, 2018, we launched our 2018 municipal election platform, entitled Supporting Growth Through Economic Development. We are calling on candidates for Mayor and Council to adopt this platform. We are confident that if the incoming Mayor and Council commit to this platform, they will be supporting the city’s fiscal well-being, efficiency in municipal services…

How has Bill 148 impacted your business?

The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber Network are seeking grassroots data on the impact of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, which amended the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act.  We want to know how your business has been impacted by: the increase to the minimum wage; expanded leave entitlements; equal pay for equal…

Canada Day

Canada Day Earlier today, the chamber released an Advocacy Snapshot regarding statutory holiday rules, parts of which created generated some confusion. The following information aims to provide clarification regarding regulations on business obligations on this year’s Canada Day. In cases where a statutory holiday falls on a Sunday, such as Canada Day 2018, mandatory closures…