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  • 5 Minutes for Business: Modernizing NAFTA – Come Join Our Campaign!
    As business communities around the world rise up to advocate the benefits of trade, in this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, reflects on how the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is supporting the bilateral trade relationship between Canada and the U.S. through its efforts and future visits to […]
    Natalie Bergeron
  • Chamber highlights need for greater business collaboration on National Aboriginal Day
    In honour of National Aboriginal Day, we would like to highlight the vast contributions Indigenous peoples have made to Canadian business and competitiveness. Moving forward, business must take on a greater role in the reconciliation with Indigenous communities to help Canada move forward as a stronger, more unified nation. Last month, we released a report […]
    Erika Beauchesne
  • Saint John Selected to Host Canadian Chamber's 2019 AGM and Convention
    Saint John, NB, June 19, 2017 - The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, together with the Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce, Discover Saint John, and the Saint John Hotel Association, is pleased to announce that Saint John, New Brunswick has been selected to host its 2019 Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting (AGM) and […]
    Guillaum (Will) Dubreuil
  • #MemberMonday
    Meet the Oakville Chamber At the Oakville Chamber, we are very excited and proud to announce that France Fournier, our Executive Vice President, was recognized as a Leading Woman at the 2017 Leading Women, Leading Girls, Building Communities Awards ceremony.
    Angela Roy
  • Competing in a new economy: Canadian Chamber launches Skills for an Automated Future project
    Toronto, June 9, 2017 — The Canadian business sector must prepare itself now for major changes coming to the labour market which could affect up to 32% of jobs, reveal participants of a roundtable hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.This roundtable kicked off a series of such events which will be held across the […]
    Guillaum (Will) Dubreuil

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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