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Chamber Encourages Business To Comment On Proposed Accessibility Rules

Ontario is the first jurisdiction in Canada to develop province-wide, enforceable accessibility standards. The proposed accessible built environment standard is the fifth standard to be released for public review. The provincial government’s proposed rules governing how businesses and organizations in Ontario prevent and remove barriers for people with disabilities, in their physical surroundings, are now available for comment. The government’s Accessibility Standards Committee for the Built Environment (of which the Ontario Chamber of Commerce is a member) has drafted the rules which are available online for public review until October 16, at the website listed at the end of this article.

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CPAC Special - Oshawa: The Road to Reinvention

Oshawa Ontario, is known as the home of General Motors of Canada, and that has brought prosperity to the city for almost 100 years. But a world-wide recession and depressed auto sales have forced the giant company to reinvent itself and Oshawa is changing along with it. As laid-off auto workers struggle to adapt and find new jobs, city leaders are continuing with their efforts to diversify the local economy. Bob Malcolmson, CEO and General Manager of the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce participated in the filming of an hour long documentary about its city which was aired on CPAC. Titled, “Oshawa: The Road to Reinvention”, the program looks at the past, present and future of General Motors in Oshawa as it also reveals new opportunities that have developed in health-care, higher education and alternative fuel research.

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