Provincial Government Relations

 

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…
 

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.
 

New Research Identifies Opportunities to Support Small Business Success

Ontario Chamber Network releases the fourth annual Ontario Economic Report and introduces the Small Business Friendliness Indicator Today the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber Network, released the fourth annual Ontario Economic Report (OER) which reveals opportunities where both business and government can focus to create…
 

Chamber shares business priorities with Minister of Finance Rod Phillips, MPP Stephen Crawford and MPP Triantafilopoulos during Budget Consultation

Remaining competitive, specifically when it comes to taxes and regulations, continues to be a priority for Oakville Chamber members.  Recognizing that the government already announced a reduction in the small business Corporate Income Tax rate, the Oakville Chamber believes that there is still more that can be done to encourage…
 

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…