Ontario Chamber: Federal budget must address Canada’s competitiveness problem

MEDIA RELEASE  For immediate release  Ontario Chamber: Federal budget must address Canada’s competitiveness problem GREATER SUDBURY, April 4, 2022 – Canada is facing a competitiveness problem. Inflation, supply chain constraints, and labour shortages risk undermining a swift and robust economic recovery. Meanwhile, recent domestic and international events have renewed the spotlight on energy security and affordability. …

Letter to the Premier re: Lack of Health Care Services in Sudbury

March 8, 2022 The Honourable Doug Ford Premier of Ontario Legislative Building, Queen’s Park Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A1 [email protected] RE: Sudbury business concerns regarding local health care services   Dear Premier Ford, We are writing to you on behalf of the membership of the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce to share our concerns and priorities…

Letter to Dr. Penny Sutcliffe, Medical Officer of Health and CEO, PHSD

February 24, 2022 Dr. Penny Sutcliffe Medical Officer of Health & CEO Public Health Sudbury and Districts Sudbury, Ontario P3E 3A3 [email protected] RE: Business Concerns Regarding COVID-19 Communication   Dear Dr. Sutcliffe,   We are writing to you on behalf of the membership of the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce to share our concerns and…

Open letter from Canadian businesses to our elected representatives

February 11, 2022 – Canadian businesses have suffered under the strain of constant disruptions over the last two years. The challenges they have had to overcome have included COVID-19, extreme weather events, increasing inflationary pressures, labour shortages and supply chain disruptions. Now achieving a successful recovery is threatened by the ongoing blockades of the critical infrastructure…

Ontario’s outlook dampened by labour shortages, supply chain issues

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ontario’s outlook dampened by labour shortages, supply chain issues (GREATER SUDBURY – February 3, 2022) – Pain points throughout Ontario’s economy are impairing business operations, and now consumers are feeling the pinch too. The frustration is palpable. From the grocery store and trucking industry to their pocketbooks, Ontarians are experiencing…

Letter to the Premier Re: Vaccine Passport Verification Costs

Today, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to Premier Doug Ford sharing our membership’s concerns regarding the costs associated with vaccine passport verification. The chamber indicated that many businesses have operated under reduced capacity for a significant period of time and, with the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine certificate requirements, have had to…

Letter to the Chief of Police re: Members’ Concerns Regarding Safety of Staff, Patrons, and Property

On September 29, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to Chief Paul Pederson sharing our membership’s concerns regarding the safety of staff, patrons, and property. The chamber indicated that some member businesses in downtown and other areas of the community have faced instances of theft at their properties, loitering, indecent exposure, among other acts, that have…

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…

CHALLENGES FACING THE FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY

Following the news release and joint letter published by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and 20 other business groups (including Restaurants Canada, Molson Coors, and numerous provincial/territorial chambers and boards of trade) on July 20, there has been significant media coverage of the dire situation the food services industry finds itself in. Pre-COVID, the positive impact of our restaurants…