Government Relations

 

Advocacy: A Year in Review

Building a stronger more competitive business environment is always a top priority for the Oakville Chamber. This past year we spearheaded policy resolutions that were supported by the majority of Chambers across Ontario and Canada that will help improve and promote success for the business community. These public policies around growth and…
 

Budget 2020 – Oakville Chamber calls on the Town to develop a strategy for urban mobility, prioritize infrastructure investments, and extend the parking incentives in Downtown Oakville

On November 19th the Town of Oakville launched their proposed 2020 Operating and Capital Budgets to the Budget Committee.   The Oakville Chamber’s submission focused on member’s concerns regarding the importance of supporting the growth of the existing business community, while remaining competitive against other jurisdictions when it comes to…
 

Driving Oakville Forward

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce encourages Town’s Infrastructure Readiness for connected and autonomous vehicle technology As our communities become more “connected” through the collection of data, artificial intelligence and technology, it is vital that we are prepared for the business climate of the future.  To that end, the Chamber is…
 

Letter to the Town of Oakville: Budget 2020

Dear Mayor Burton and Town Councillors:   On behalf of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce I am pleased to provide comment on the Town’s Budget for 2020.    The Chamber is pleased to support many initiatives brought forward by the Town’s Economic Development department in an endeavor to strengthen our…
 

Statement on the 2019 Federal Election

Congratulations to Anita Anand and Pam Damoff on being elected in the ridings of Oakville and Oakville North-Burlington.The Oakville Chamber appreciated the level of engagement from all candidates as we had important conversations about the future of the economy and the priorities of business here in Oakville. We look forward to…
 

What the Oakville Candidates Are Saying: 2019 Federal Election

As part of the Oakville Chamber’s advocacy efforts leading up to the federal election on October 21st, we invited candidates to share with our members their vision with the Oakville business community.  Specifically, how their party’s policies and/or platform would strengthen Oakville’s business competitiveness.  Their responses are included below in alphabetical…
 

What the Oakville North-Burlington Candidates Are Saying: 2019 Federal Election

As part of the Oakville Chamber’s advocacy efforts leading up to the federal election on October 21st, we invited candidates to share with our members their vision with the Oakville business community.  Specifically, how their party’s policies and/or platform would strengthen Oakville’s business competitiveness.  Their responses are included below in alphabetical…
 

2019 Federal Candidates Debate

On Tuesday, October 1 the Oakville Chamber of Commerce partnered with Sheridan College and YourTV to host 2019 Federal Candidates Debate for the Oakville and Oakville North-Burlington electoral districts. Questions were drawn from the Oakville Chamber membership, the Canadian Chamber Network's Vote Prosperity Platform, and the Oakville Chamber's Roadmap for…
 

Addressing Regional Imbalances Critical to Ontario’s Future

Industry report outlines strategies to unlock the economic potential of communities across the province Today the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber Network, released a new report, The Great Mosaic: Reviving Ontario’s Regional Economies. The report outlines how government of all levels can work with industry…