Federal 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…
 

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…
 

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.…