Provincial Government Relations

 

2021 Ontario Budget

The Government of Ontario releases 2021 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy. Read the budget media release. Below are highlights, pulled from the government's release, that are important to our business community.   Supporting Jobs: Providing a second round of Ontario Small Business Support Grant payments of $10,000 to…
 

2021 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission

We’re approaching the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario and many of our businesses are still struggling, with some unable to access government funding and support programs.   Through the Ontario Chamber Network’s prebudget submission, we are calling on the Ontario government to focus on the revival of…
 

Chamber Network Calls for Coordinated Approach to Reopening Ontario’s Economy

On February 2nd, the Ontario Chamber Network addressed a letter to Premier Doug Ford, calling for a coordinated approach to reopening Ontario's economy.   Each region’s experience differs significantly across the province when it comes to transmission rates, tracking and tracing capacity, and other variables.  The Ontario Chamber Network have…
 

Faye discusses the Ontario Budget 2020

On November 5th the Ontario Government released its first budget since the pandemic was declared.  It was a response to the current crisis and demonstrates the beginning of a long-term plan for economic growth.   The business community welcomes many priorities outlined in Ontario’s 2020 Budget “Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect,…
 

2020 Ontario Budget

Today, the Ontario Government released the 2020 Budget, Ontario's Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover. Read the 2020 Budget.   Below are highlights, pulled from the government's release, that are important to our business community.   Providing $300 million in relief for eligible businesses in regions where the Province determines modified…
 

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,…
 

Women Need to Play a Key Role in COVID’S Economic Recovery

The COVID-19 crisis is having a disproportionate economic impact on women.   A recent report launched by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) outlines the direct and immediate economic impacts of the pandemic on women in Ontario with, women’s labour participation rate falling to its lowest in 30 years. Since…
 

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…