Extend the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program

June 3, 2022 The Honourable Sean FraserMinister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship CanadaHouse of CommonsOttawa, ON K1A 0A6 Dear Minister Fraser: RE: Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, launched by your Government in 2019, has provided a much-needed path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to live…

Sudbury Chamber Honours Ten Local Businesses and Entrepreneurs at the 25th Bell Business Excellence Awards

GREATER SUDBURY, May 26, 2022 – The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce honoured ten of Greater Sudbury’s outstanding entrepreneurs and businesses on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at its 25th annual Bell Business Excellence Awards gala. The business community came together in a sold-out crowd of about 400 to celebrate the award finalists and recipients.  For…

Chamber’s Policy Resolutions Receive Overwhelming Support at OCC AGM

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s AGM & Convention represents one of the most significant opportunities for business leaders from across the province to come together to network with peers, debate policy issues important to the Ontario business community, and shape advocacy agenda for the year ahead. This year’s AGM took place in Brampton from April…

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 premier@ontario.ca 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 sutcliffep@phsd.ca 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…