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Durham Candidates’ Debate Broadcast On Rogers TV Durham PDF Print E-mail

October 8, 2015 - The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Durham Region Homebuilders’ Association and the Durham Region Association of REALTORS® hosted a breakfast this morning and gave the candidates' for the Oshawa and Durham ridings a forum to debate the issues of importance to the business community. The Candidates’ debate portion of the event will be re-broadcast by Rogers TV Durham on Cable 10, 63 & HD510 on the following NEW dates and times: Wed. Oct. 14 – 3:00pm; Thurs. Oct. 15 – 1:00pm; Fri. Oct. 16 – 2:00pm and Sun. Oct. 18 – 9:00pm.

Stephen Harper Pledges $1B To Help Auto Sector PDF Print E-mail

October 06, 2015 - A day after promising to spend 4.3 billion dollars over 15 years to help the dairy industry deal with the impact of the trans-pacific partnership, Prime Minister Stephen harper is making big promises for the auto sector with a promise of $1 billion over 10 years to encourage the construction of new plants and innovation. View Channel 12 newscast.

Improving Ontario’s Business Climate Focus Of Debate PDF Print E-mail

October 1, 2015 - In a continuing effort to keep the electorate informed the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Durham Region Homebuilders’ Association and the Durham Region Association of REALTORS® will host an election debate for the Oshawa and Durham ridings on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre.  

Chamber Honours Business Excellence Award Recipients PDF Print E-mail

September 25, 2015 - Last night, the best and the brightest in our business community were honoured at the 20th Anniversary Business Excellence Awards Gala held at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre. From left to right, Chamber President Jeff Hayes, Sarah and Jorge Groen of Berry Hill Food Company – New Enterprise; Dr. Jennifer Newhouse and Dr. Mark Coleman of Taunton Road Animal Hospital – Civic Pride; Business Person of the Year, Brian Callery of The Callery Group; Julia and Luc Caron of Winmar-Durham – Business Excellence; Jacqueline Millar accepting on behalf of her sons Adam and Brian Camenzuli of KARIBU Solar Power – EnGen Award and Vince Vella of Spectra Venue Management – Business Excellence.

Mediavandals Win CMMA Album Design Of The Year PDF Print E-mail

September 24, 2015 - The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards honours excellence among those behind the music. Nominated for the Album Design of the Year award in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, Mediavandals co-founders Sheila Hash and Brandon Heard were riding high after receiving their first CCMA win for The Boom Chuck Boys “Ramble” album design at the CCMA Industry Awards on September 11th in Halifax, NS. Accepting the award, Brandon Heard commented, “I can’t even put it into words, it was the most nervous moment of my life, but we won and it’s an amazing feeling.” The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce congratulates Mediavandals on their outstanding achievement!

Coalition Of Chambers And Employers Express Deep Concern About Proposed Pension Plan PDF Print E-mail

September 23, 2015 - The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce (GOCC), Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and a coalition of major Ontario employers big and small are calling on the provincial government to outline to the employer community the details of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan. On September 23rd, in a letter addressed to letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne, a coalition of more than 100 organizations laid out five specific questions that reflect the collective concerns of Ontario employers.

Canada’s Budget Surplus as the Holy Grail PDF Print E-mail

Submitted by: Hendrik Brakel, Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
September 22, 2015 - Never in Canadian history has such an abstruse issue of public finance so dominated the election campaign. Even before the government announced a $1.9-billion surplus for 2014-2015, each party was using the issue as a powerful symbol.

Canadian Chamber Urges Canada’s Negotiators In The Trans-Pacific Partnership PDF Print E-mail

September 17, 2015 – The Canadian Chamber of Commerce applauds renewed progress in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations and urges the Government of Canada to conclude an agreement when trade ministers meet later this month.

Linking Employers’ Needs with Education Is Crucial to Canada’s Competitiveness PDF Print E-mail

September 14, 2015 - Access to a powerful workforce is essential to creating stronger companies and building a more competitive Canada. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce calls on the parties to reveal their plans for building a highly skilled workforce that meets Canada’s current and future needs.

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