Congratulations! Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce (GOCC) members are Tops in Ontario. Recently the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce membership participated in the Ontario Chamber of Commerce's (OCC) latest survey “How Confident Are You In Ontario’s Economy”.

In early November the Chamber sent out a special request to the membership asking them to add their voice to Canada’s most credible survey of business opinion and complete the OCC policy survey which was sent to the over 130 Chambers in the OCC network. Any Chamber with 50 or more members responding shall receive a tailored package of the results that includes a breakdown of its Chamber members’ answers to each question of the survey. The GOCC’s challenge was to beat last year’s number of respondents to the survey and set a record, possibly even have the highest numbers in Ontario.

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Pipelines are an essential part of Ontario’s and Canada’s energy infrastructure. They transport petroleum and natural gas products over thousands of kilometres from where it is produced to heat and light our homes and offices, power our industries, fuel our vehicles and export to customers in the United States and abroad. In effect, they support our modern society and economy.

If all the energy flowing through our interprovincial pipeline network was to suddenly stop, our way of life would simply grind to a halt. Yet despite this critical role played by pipelines, and the rigorous environmental and regulatory review processes and extensive community consultations that accompany new project applications, any and all changes to this critical infrastructure—either new pipelines or upgrades—are being met with opposition.

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By Jayson Myers, President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
When federal and provincial ministers of employment and skills training met in Toronto early in November, the Canada Jobs Grant that was proposed in the last federal budget was an important subject of discussion. How effectively are provinces and territories spending the taxpayer dollars being transferred to them by Ottawa for workforce training? Who should determine how money for training is best spent? Where should the money come from? And, of course, what level of government has the jurisdictional authority to decide?

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In recent letters to the Minister of Energy, the Hon. Bob Chiarelli, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce expressed its disappointment in the announced deferral of new reactors for Darlington. Click on the links below to view the letters.

Letter to Hon. Bob Chiarelli from Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Letter to Hon. Bob Chiarelli from Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Letter to Hon. Bob Chiarelli from Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
The Durham Partners in Project Green Eco-Efficiency Program is your one-stop shop for reducing your energy, water and waste costs. If your company is looking to reduce its energy costs, increase its productivity and improve its environmental performance, this program is for you!  The program features three steps:

Step 1 - Durham Partners in Project Green’s Energy Management Technologist along with your utility representative(s) will conduct a complimentary walk-through review of your facility to identify high-level opportunities for energy, water and waste reduction, and cost- savings, while providing an overview of any available financial incentives.

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