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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  ..
Empowering Local Business
Friday, February 05, 2016
The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is returning its focus to member-centred priorities; with an action plan that will benefit all local businesses. Vision Statement: To become the leading Chamber ..
The Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Deliver Landmark Agenda to Grow Economy and Spur Job Creation
Friday, January 29, 2016
Ontario Business Confidence drops by 17 points to a five-year low. This week, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Barrie Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Mowat Centre, releas ..
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 ..
Modest Growth Expected for Barrie Census Area: Ontario Economic Update 2016
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
The most wide-reaching provincial economic forecast of the year, the Ontario Economic Update 2016,was released today by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Credit Unions of Ontario, with suppo ..
OCC Regulatory Update
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce's (OCC) Regulatory Update summarizes what employers need to know about the latest changes to the regulatory environment for businesses.* Mi ..
Many Thanks to Todd Armstrong
Friday, November 27, 2015
As the Barrie Chamber moves forward with the excitement of a new CEO and new leadership, we would like to stop for a moment to thank Todd Armstrong for the important role he played during this rec ..
Barrie Chamber Selects New CEO
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Today, the Barrie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the addition of Rod Jackson as CEO. Jackson will be leading the long-term revitalization and rebranding of the Chamber. The Board woul ..
How Confident are You in Ontario's Economy?
Monday, November 16, 2015
Take the Ontario Chamber of Commerce's latest survey to add your voice to Canada's most credible survey of business opinion. By taking a moment to complete this short survey, you will be ente ..
OCC Response to the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s 2015 Changing Workplaces Review
Saturday, October 10, 2015
The Government of Ontario is currently considering a number of changes to the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Employment Standards Act (ESA). In response, the Ontario Chamber Network has prov ..
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