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Canadian Chamber Network: Federal Budget 2014 Analysis

We have urged the government to focus on where Canada needs to be in five or 10 years, even if it means making tough decisions now. The government has acted on some of the key elements of our Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness. 
 

Federal Budget 2014 Analysis

Beneath the Surface: Uncovering the economic potential of Ontario's Ring of Fire - LEARN MORE

A new report from the Oakville Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce reveals that Ontario’s Ring of Fire, the mineral resource-rich region in the James Bay Lowlands, will generate up to $9.4 billion in new economic activity over the first 10 years of operation and sustain 5,500 jobs annually. 


Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness 2014: What can we do to create more opportunities and prosperity? Learn more

Canada is struggling to stay competitive. In fact, our country’s ability to remain a leader among nations is stagnating. For the second consecutive year, the World Economic Forum ranked Canada 14th in global economic competitiveness—down two places from 2011 and sliding five places since 2009. Restoring Canada’s competitiveness requires an ambitious, aggressive and innovative private sector. Strategic thinking and smart public policies are also needed to address long-standing structural impediments that hinder businesses at a time when they need much greater flexibility to compete.

 


 

Business Confidence Strong in GTA - What can government and business do to help Ontario emerge stronger? Find out here: ES2014

Business confidence is up significantly in the Greater Toronto Area  compared to this time last year, according to a new survey from the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Leger Marketing. The annual Ontario Business Confidence Index shows that 52 percent of surveyed businesses in the region are confident in Ontario’s economy-up seven percentage points from last year.

The survey of businesses is featured in Emerging Stronger 2014, a business-driven economic agenda released by the Oakville Chamber and authored by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Mowat Centre and Leger Marketing. The report identifies the immediate steps that government and the private sector must take to enhance Ontario’s economic competitiveness and spur job creation in the province.


 

 The chamber hosted the Hon. Deb Matthews, Ontario's Minister of Health, on December 5, 2013. Read her speech and the ministry's answers to our audience's questions below.

Oakville Chamber Speech      Questions & Answers  Take a Hospital Tour


 

Oakville Chamber of Commerce 2013 Advocacy Survey

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If you work in construction, the rules for mandatory WSIB coverage have changed.

Do you run your own construction business? Big or small, with workers or without, you still need to know what's changed. Find out what it means for you.


 

Youth Jobs Strategy Roundtable with Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Economic Development, Trade & Employment and Kevin Flynn, M.P.P. Oakville, June 26, 2013

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Western GTA Summit: Are we in economic gridlock?



The $2 Billion Question: GTHA Business Opinion on Funding the Big Move



Cdn Chamber 2013 Federal Budget Analysis



OCC 2013 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission



Oakville Transit Update 2013



Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)


 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce network, the Oakville Chamber announced a major advocacy initiative focused on harnessing the power of business and public policy to address the key barriers to Canada’s competitiveness and our national prosperity.


Top Ten Barriers to Competitiveness



Phasing out the Penny Information Sheet



MPAC's Roles and Responsibilities


 

 

 

Emerging Stronger 2013 is an economic agenda for Ontario developed by business, the chamber network, a leading think tank and a leading market research firm.


View Emerging Stronger 2013



Listen to Chamber President John Sawyer's interview on CHML AM900

 

Please review the attached documents relating to the sign by-law changes to determine how your business may be impacted

Sign By-Law Report




Retail Business Holidays Act Region of Halton 


 

 

 

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