New Liberal Premier

On Saturday, Kathleen Wynne was named Ontario’s 25th Premier, chosen by Ontario Liberal delegates at the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention. Recently, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce asked Ms. Wynne to answer five questions on how she would advance the Emerging Stronger Agenda and help business grow and prosper in the province. Find out what she said.

Potential impact of Canadian anti-spam legislation (CASL) and suggested actions

The Canadian Chamber is very concerned about new “anti-spam” rules the federal government announced two weeks ago. Canadian anti-spam legislation and the corresponding regulations have taken a “ban-all”  approach to regulating commercial electronic messages (CEMs). All emails, SMS texts, social media sent in a commercial context are captured. The legislation will obligate the sender to…

Red Tape Reduction at City Hall

Over the last two years, your chamber – through its Deregulation and Red Tape Task Force – has been continually working to refine, reduce and  eliminate the amount of unnecessary and unreasonable regulations and processes at Tom Davies Square. Oftentimes slow and difficult, the process has nonetheless made some progress. This letter from the Mayor’s office demonstrates a single, yet crucial…

2013-14 Economic Outlook

Canada’s economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, but the recent pace of growth has been slower than many had hoped. This is due in part to the reduced global demand for our exports and the fact that Canadians are spending and borrowing less. Read the latest installment in the Economic Policy Series by…

Ontario Distribution Sector Review Panel Report

In April 2012, the Ontario Minister of Energy established the Ontario Distribution Sector Review Panel to provide expert advice to the government on how to improve efficiencies in the sector with the aim of reducing the financial cost of electricity distribution for electricity consumers. In this report, Renewing Ontario’s Electricity Distribution Sector: Putting the Consumer…