The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our nation’s military service members, both active duty and veterans, for their dedication, courage, accomplishments and sacrifices to protect our everyday freedoms. We honour those who are still with us and the men and women who gave their lives in times of war and conflict, serving the goal of peace.

Royal Canadian Legion Branches 43 and 637 will hold their Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony and Service on Monday, November 11, beginning at 11 a.m. at the cenotaph in Memorial Park, located at Simcoe and John Streets in Oshawa.

PANDORA’S PROMISE, a 2013 documentary about the nuclear power debate, first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, will receive its global television debut as a CNN Films broadcast on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 9:00pm with an encore at 12:00am.  All times Eastern. Topics discussed in the film include background radiation, the history of nuclear weapons, nuclear and radiation accidents and nuclear proliferation. For more information:

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The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce (GOCC) is aware the province is urging every utility in the province to have a look at the future of their local utilities and potential amalgamations with other utilities. There is a three year time line or “window of opportunity” for utilities to make arrangements or the province could force amalgamations.

Recent articles in the media about Hydro One wooing the City, and a report from the Chamber’s Policy Committee prompted a discussion on the Oshawa PUC rates, dividends and the potential amalgamation with Hydro One at a recent Board meeting.

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In a recent letter to the Minister of Energy, the Hon. Bob Chiarelli, the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce (GOCC) expressed its disappointment in the announced deferral of new reactors for Darlington.

The Chamber compared the announcement to that of the cancellation of the “Avro Arrow” five decades ago in Canada, identifying it as an example of the lack of political will to recognize and support Canada’s potential for greatness. “It will be so much more shameful if we allow another anchor industry to simply slip away because decisions on such files as energy appear to be based on political decisions made at the cabinet table and not on economic sense,” stated the Chamber.

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After four years of negotiation Prime Minister Stephen Harper and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso recently announced an “agreement in principle” to conclude the Canada-Europe Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). This is the most important trade deal signed by Canada. It surpasses NAFTA in scope.

Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce welcomed the announcement, “By tearing down trade barriers and encouraging regulatory coordination, this deal with the world’s largest economy will bring more opportunities for exporters and lower prices for consumers, as well as encourage new investments in Canada.”

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