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Get Excited About The Games And Spread The Word! PDF Print E-mail

Oshawa is the Proud Host of Boxing and Weightlifting at the Pan Am / Parapan Am Games! coming July 11th to the 25th and to help celebrate the event we have received a limited supply of promotional materials available at no cost to members including 8 x 10 posters; 5 x 7 tent Cards; 4 x 4 window clings; and stickers. These materials will be great for: Accommodation providers; Transport providers; Attractions; Restaurants and bars and Travel agents.

If you would like a quantity of the material for your business simply email the chamber at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , tell us what you would like and the Chamber will have an envelope ready within 24 hours for you to pick up at the office at 44 Richmond St.W., Ste 100 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 
Local Business Leaders Press Government On Regional Issues PDF Print E-mail

Local business leaders from Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade met with Ontario cabinet ministers Monday, May 26th to discuss key issues impacting the regional economy.

In a wide ranging discussion held at Queen’s Park, business and government leaders touched on three priority areas: solving gridlock and improving transit, planning for growth and infrastructure, and promoting economic growth across the region. The meeting also served as an opportunity for business and government leaders to discuss the upcoming 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games, and the ways in which the region can capitalize on this major event.  

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A Canada That Wins: The National Election Platform Of The Canadian Chamber Of Commerce PDF Print E-mail

May 26, 2015 - As the country’s largest and most representative business advocacy network, it is fitting that the Canadian Chamber of Commerce launched its 2015 election platform, A Canada that Wins, on Parliament Hill and met with parliamentarians to discuss the measures needed to increase the ability of Canadian businesses to compete. When Canadians go to the polls on October 19, they will chart the course for Canada moving forward. 

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Ontario Retirement Plan Plowing Ahead Despite Concerns From Business Community PDF Print E-mail

Submitted by Ian Howcroft, Vice President (Ontario division) of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) Act received Royal Assent on May 5th despite strong opposition from CME, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and other business groups. While employers support efforts to increase retirement income security, the current ORPP framework leaves much to be desired.  

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Win An Ontario Export Award! PDF Print E-mail

Does your company export products, services or technology? If so, get recognized with a 2015 Ontario Export Award! Taking place November 24 in Mississauga, the awards will recognize Ontario's top exporters, and celebrate the vital role of trade in Canada's economy. Exporters are invited to enter the awards using our efficient online application form. Deadline to apply for an award is June 30, 2015. For more information, visit www.ontarioexportawards.com.

 
Ontario Chamber Update: Ontario Retirement Pension Plan To Become Law PDF Print E-mail

Ontario is one step closer to establishing a strong and secure Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Act, 2015 has been approved by the Ontario Legislature. The Act forms the foundation of the ORPP, which the government will put in place by January 1, 2017.

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Chamber Roundtable With Tony Dean Reviews The Ontario College of Trades PDF Print E-mail

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce was pleased to have the opportunity to meet with Tony Dean, former Secretary of Cabinet and Head of Ontario Public Service, appointed by the province to lead an independent review of the Ontario College of Trades and other key areas of Ontario’s skilled trades system. He is touring the province collecting input into the activities of the Ontario College of Trades and stopped in Oshawa on May 4th. Chamber Board members and key business leaders provided insights and solutions on ways to improve apprenticeship attraction, training and completions to meet the future needs of Durham Region. The Tony Dean Review will be holding in-person consultations in Kingston, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Sarnia, Thunder Bay, Sudbury and the GTA. The Chamber looks forward to the completion and distribution of Mr. Dean’s report in the coming months. 

 
Ontario Chamber of Commerce's (OCC) Regulatory Update PDF Print E-mail

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce's (OCC) quarterly Regulatory Update summarizes what employers need to know about the latest changes to the regulatory environment for businesses. This update is exclusive to members of the Chamber Network.  As you know, easing the regulatory burden for Ontario businesses is one of our top priorities. We are committed to continuing to advocate for a business climate that fosters investment and growth.

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Win An Ontario Export Award! PDF Print E-mail

Does your company export products, services or technology? If so, get recognized with a 2015 Ontario Export Award! Taking place November 24 in Mississauga, the awards will recognize Ontario's top exporters, and celebrate the vital role of trade in Canada's economy. Exporters are invited to enter the awards using our efficient online application form. Deadline to apply for an award is June 30, 2015. For more information, visit www.ontarioexportawards.com.

 
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