Government Relations

 

2023! – What to Expect from Your Chamber

By: Faye Lyons, Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy   Heading into a new year is a good time to plan for new opportunities.  For the Chamber this means that we will continue to work with all levels of government to improve the climate and conditions for business.  We…
 

Oakville Chamber’s Wish List

By: Faye Lyons, Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy   As 2022 wraps up confronting record inflation and a looming recession, we at the Oakville Chamber together with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce continue our call for the federal government to layout a blueprint to create strong, sustainable economic…
 

Survey Says…… Housing Affordability, Economic Development and Long-Term Municipal Priorities are Top Three Most Pressing Issues for Upcoming Election

By: Faye Lyons, Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy   As the October 24, 2022, Municipal Election draws near, businesses in Oakville want to know what municipal leaders will do to support a post-pandemic recovery as well as create an environment that is conducive to new investment, talent attraction,…
 

Supply Chain Issues Remain a Key Obstacle to Growth

By: Faye Lyons, Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy   Never more have Canadians understood the importance of the movement of goods than these past two years, as the words “supply chain” became a new staple in our daily lexicon. From the global pandemic to the wildfires and flooding…
 

A Blueprint to Bolster Ontario’s Prosperity

By: Faye Lyons, Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy   Despite the headwinds created by the pandemic, record high inflation, supply chain disruptions, labour shortages, and geopolitical turmoil, businesses have endeavored to mobilize, stabilize and return to work.  The need for measures that support business confidence and predictability, encourage…
 

Launch of Halton Peel Supply Chain Council

Leading transportation and logistics companies, together with the Milton & Oakville Chambers of Commerce, and the Brampton & Mississauga Board of Trade, form Halton Peel Supply Chain Council.   “Supply Chain is integral to the prosperity – and future -- of Halton and Peel,” says Milton Chamber’s Scott McCammon  …
 

Ontario Pre-Budget Submission 2020

Today the Ontario Chamber Network released their pre-budget submission for the Provincial Government, with a focus on four pillars to create a more competitive business environment. On behalf of our 1,100 members, we support the Network’s ask for the government to prioritize strong fiscal policy, reducing regulations and red tape,…
 

Oakville Chamber advocates for funding and incentives for digitization to improve Canada’s productivity and economic recovery

Build the necessary infrastructure to support a digitized world and stay current in the latest technology to remain competitive in a post-COVID-19 world Digital and data infrastructure are an important pillar to create an engine of innovation and wealth creation. COVID-19 has accelerated the transformation to digitization and highlighted the…