On May 13, 2019, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the national chamber network, launched its platform for the 2019 federal election, Vote Prosperity, to urge federal party leaders to put the needs of Canadian businesses front and centre in the upcoming federal election. Vote Prosperity reflects the priorities and concerns of job creators in communities across Canada. Developed in partnership with Canada’s provincial and territorial chambers of commerce, Vote Prosperity lays out seven priorities, along with a series of specific measures, to attract investment to Canada and help businesses create jobs, grow and strengthen our communities.
In Fall 2019, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors posed the following three questions to candidates from the Sudbury and Nickel Belt Ridings.
What specific actions will you and your party take to ensure Greater Sudbury’s challenges regarding accessing and retaining employees are addressed in Ottawa and are top of mind for the government?
The Ring of Fire presents an extraordinary opportunity for all of Ontario and Canada. What specific actions will you and your party take to ensure the Ring of Fire starts development during your first term?
Northern Ontario’s economy is increasingly reliant on trade-enabling infrastructure, specifically highways, railways, and broadband. What specific actions will you and your party take to help ensure those critical infrastructure needs are met in Northern Ontario?