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Statistics Canada - Business and Community Newsletter - June 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The June edition of the newsletter (http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-632-x/11-632-x2017005-eng.htm), puts the spotlight on the 2016 Census of Agriculture with the latest Statistics Canada re ..
Barrie Chamber Urges Businesses to Speak Up about Bill 148
Friday, July 07, 2017
Presentation Registration Deadline: July 10th * Written Submission Deadline: July 21st BARRIE, ON - Proposed legislation Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (https://news.ontari ..
Job Posting: Executive Director, Barrie Chamber of Commerce
Friday, June 23, 2017
JOB DESCRIPTION Reporting to: The Board of Directors (Board) through the President/Chair of the Board. Purpose The ED is the key operational staff person who leads the organization’s  ..
CCC: Navigating the Storm – How to deal with a Volatile Global Environment
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, we are pleased to welcome an esteemed guest writer. Mark Wiseman, President and CEO of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, explains how CPPIB works and ..
Mould in the home
Monday, April 11, 2016
With receding snow and spring weather approaching, mould spores become mobile in the air. Spores may enter a home through an open window or door during spring cleaning and if the right conditions  ..
As symbols, the Checkered Eye and the white cane both indicate visual impairment.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Most people who use a white cane have severe blindness, and use the cane as a tool for independent travel. Some people use a white cane as a symbol, strictly to indicate to others that they ha ..
Government Responds to Ontario Chamber of Commerce Advocacy and Delays ORPP Implementation
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is encouraged by the Government of Ontario’s decision to delay the implementation of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). The OCC is now restating its  ..
Ontario Chamber of Commerce puts ORPP back in the spotlight with an open letter to the Premier
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Late last week, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) provided Premier Kathleen Wynne with an open letter on the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). The letter outlines the OCC’s outstanding c ..
5 ways to add winter hazards into your slip, trip and fall prevention program
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Slips, trips and falls consistently rank among the top four causes of workplace injuries. As temperatures drop and rain turns to snow and ice, WSPS consultant Kevin Smith offers tips on how to inc ..
CCC: 5 Minutes for Business - Dealing with Downturn - Is Infrastructure Spending the Answer?
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, the CCC's Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, looks at the federal government’s plan to speed up its infrastructure spen ..
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