We collaborate with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to publish various publications.

PUBLICATIONS

Building more resilient infrastructure to confront challenges of the 21st century

(August 2017) The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, released a report, titled Building Better: Setting the 2017 Ontario Infrastructure Plan up for Success, which indicated that Ontario is facing a $19 billion infrastructure gap and Greater Sudbury is facing a $1.4 billion infrastructure shortfall. The Greater Sudbury…

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Positioning Canada to Excel in the Information Age

(July 2017) The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, published a report warning that businesses and communities in Canada’s rural and northern regions will be unable to reach their full potential without infrastructure investments and especially digital infrastructure. The report examines challenges facing Canadian companies in a rapidly…

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Principles for an Effective Pharmacare Program

In recent years, there have been increased calls for implementing a national pharmacare program in Canada. At their annual meeting in July 2017, the Premiers requested that the federal government engage in discussions on establishing a national pharmacare program. In addition, in January 2018 the Ontario government launched a new children and youth pharmacare plan…

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OCC 2018 Pre-Budget Submission

On Monday, January 15, 2018, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) provided the Ontario government with 11 recommendations for the upcoming provincial budget that will help businesses manage costs and secure the province’s competitive advantage. The submission, presented to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, calls on the government to implement taxation reforms…

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Submission to the WSIB Consultation Secretariat

Response to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s Proposed Preliminary Rate Framework The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is changing the way employer premiums are determined. While in some respects the Proposed Preliminary Rate Framework marks a positive change from the existing rate setting process, the Ontario chamber network is concerned that the new…

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