Unlocking the Public Service Economy in Ontario

Written in collaboration with KPMG and MAXIMUS Canada, Unlocking the Public Service Economy argues that the Government of Ontario must adopt alternative service delivery (ASD) models in order to sustain the province’s public services. ASD is the process of public sector restructuring whereby governments partner with the private and/or not-for-profit sectors in the delivery of…

An Employer Perspective on Fixing Ontario’s Pension Problem

A new report from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, and Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA Ontario) reveals that Ontario’s employers do not support a made-in-Ontario pension plan. The report, An Employer Perspective on Fixing Ontario’s Pension Problem, identifies Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) as employers’ preferred solution to…

OCC 2014 Pre-Budget Submission

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce 2014 Pre-Budget Submission outlines five priorities that they believe the Ontario Government must address in its upcoming budget in order to return to fiscal balance and spur growth in the economy. The submission makes 11 recommendations on the issues that matter to business, including electricity pricing, pensions, and taxation. READ…

Canada’s Labour Market Report

Today, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce issued a report entitled Canada’s Labour Market Sputtered in 2013. In the report, they examine the Canadian labour market in 2013 and highlight the considerable variation in labour market performance by demographic group, sector and region. Key Findings for 2013: •    Employment grew by 0.6%. •    95% of the…