Federal Government Relations

 

Next Steps for Economic Recovery

We are all so ready for this pandemic to end.  To see people again – other than over a computer screen. To travel and to get back to business.   Businesses are increasingly desperate. Many small businesses, in particular, have exhausted their cash reserves and reached their debt limits.   That’s why governments will…
 

2021 Federal Budget

Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland delivered the 2021 Federal Budget. Read the media release. Below are highlights, pulled from the government's release, that are important to our business community. Support for Business:   Financial: Extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), Canada Emergency Rent…
 

2021 Federal Pre-Budget Submission

Today, the Oakville Chamber with the Ontario Chamber Network  provided recommendations to the federal government through its pre-budget submission.  Consistent with our message to both the provincial and municipal governments, we encourage policy makers to focus on three areas of priority; resilience, growth, and modernization.  The submission provides 20 recommendations…
 

Policy Resolution passed at Canadian Chamber AGM 2020

Faye Lyons, Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy, introduced a policy resolution calling on the Federal Government to prioritize digital and data infrastructure at the 2020 Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting.   The resolution was passed by the Canadian Chamber Network, and will now become a policy…
 

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…
 

COVID-19: Canada’s Economic and Fiscal Snapshot

On July 8th, Finance Canada released an Economic and Fiscal Snapshot providing information on the state of the Canadian economy and the Government of Canada’s fiscal response to support Canadians and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Never has the country witnessed such a large revision to a federal economic forecast.…
 

Oakville Chamber’s message to all levels of government

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 COVID-19 has been surreal to many of us.  Over the course of a few days, businesses were shut down, nonessential workers were required to work from home…
 

COVID-19 Update from Oakville’s MP and MPP

Oakville MP Anita Anand and Oakville MPP Stephen Crawford have addressed letters to members of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, regarding their government's response to COVID-19.   Read the letter from MP Anita Anand.   Read the letter from MPP Stephen Crawford.
 

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…