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  • World Intellectual Property Day
    Today is World Intellectual Property Day. World IP Day is a celebration created by the WIPO as a means of raising the profile and awareness of IP as the generator of wealth through the protection of ideas. As the National Committee for the International Chamber of Commerce, we are pleased to share with you the ICC IP […]
    Scott Smith
  • World Chambers Competition deadline extended
    Very good news for the chamber community! The deadline for submitting your projects to the World Chambers Competition has been extended until May 4. Under the umbrella of the World Chambers Congress, the Competition gives an opportunity for chambers to improve and enhance their services as well as strengthening local SME’s. After a thorough evaluation, assessed by […]
    Jennifer Hagen, CAE
  • A Week with the Policy Team at Canadian Chamber of Commerce
    Driving down Highway 7 to Ottawa recently I had a solid three hours to visualize what my week as a policy intern with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) would be like.  And in all honesty, it went as I envisioned it - a high energy week in the bubble of federal politics.  It was […]
    Sandra Dueck
  • 5 Minutes for Business: A Big Boost to Business Investment
      Every other week, we release 5 Minutes for Business, a publication written by Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy. This week we are pleased to welcome guest writer Susanna Cluff-Clyburne, our Director of Parliamentary Affairs. Susanna sheds light on the big barrier that must be addressed: The Crown has […]
    Natalie Bergeron
  • Lunch and Learn: The Expedited Procedure Provisions of the Revised ICC Rules of Arbitration
    May 24 - 25 | Montreal and Toronto The ICC Canada Arbitration Committee is hosting two lunchtime seminars to help arbitrators, lawyers and in-house counsel familiarize themselves with the amendments to the ICC Rules of Arbitration, which entered into force on March 1, 2017.
    Stacey Roy

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OCC Regulatory Update

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) Regulatory Update summarizes what employers need to know about the latest changes to the regulatory environment for businesses.

We provide regulatory updates to the Chamber Network at three key times during the year to coincide with the government’s regulatory schedule. You will receive our next updates in December 2015 and June 2016.

This update is exclusive to members of the Chamber Network. We encourage you to share this information with your own members through your preferred communication channels (please include the *disclaimer at the bottom of this email if you do).

As you know, easing the regulatory burden for Ontario businesses is one of our top priorities. We are committed to continuing to advocate for a business climate that fosters investment and growth.

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With all the excitement of a new year commencing, we are also reminded that it is also the beginning of the second half of Town Council’s term in office. We should see some indication of accomplishments during 2017 as the Councilors move towards re-election in 2018.

The Chamber is advocating for Town Council to create a distinct marketing plan to promote the attributes of Whitchurch-Stouffville to various desirable clean industry sectors to locate their businesses here. We need to grow our industrial and commercial commerce and without any promotion we will be left behind in development.

It is regrettable that the Town will be without a Chief Administrative Officer as of February 1. Rob Raycroft, the acting CAO has resigned. The Town will also be losing Town Clerk Michelle Kennedy as of January 31st she has announced her retirement. These two key senior positions must be filled in order for the Town to conduct its day-to-day business effectively.

2017 will see some significant temporary upsets on Main Street, as the reconstruction of Main Street enters into its second phase. Businesses located on Main Street between 9th and 10th line will have to contend with major construction and hence interruption of normal traffic patterns.

It would appear there is cautious optimism about the Ontario economy so we hope Chamber Members will fare well with their enterprises as we embark on a new year, a new journey and new opportunities.

Harry Renaud

Executive Director

News Letter Archive

The following are previous/current bi-monthly News Letters. We sincerely hope you will find them informative and please feel free to share this information with your colleagues.

April 2017
February 2017
December 2016
October 2016
August 2016
June 2016
April 2016
February 2016