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Barrie Chamber of Commerce Working to Reduce Ontario's Widening Skills Gap
Monday, April 04, 2016
NEWS BARRIE: The Barrie Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), has outlined a series of recommendations designed to reduce Ontario's costly skills gap and  ..
Barrie Chamber of Commerce in Depth Study on Improving Health Care in Ontario
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
"Growth in government health costs is unsustainable; it should be managed by increasing efficiency or value, rather than by artificially limiting spending." --Rod Jackson, CEO The Barrie Cha ..
Business Community Must Continue to be Part of Ontario's Financial Solution
Thursday, February 25, 2016
"The Ontario government has not engaged in meaningful reform of services for the past two years." --Rod Jackson, CEO The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is pleased with the Ontario government's int ..
Barrie Chamber of Commerce calls on Province to ‘Get Back to Fiscal Balance’
Thursday, February 18, 2016
"Barrie Chamber Calls For 2016 Budget that Extends Business Engagement and Focuses on Job Creation and Reducing Regulatory Burden" --Rod Jackson, CEO Today, the Barrie Chamber of Commerce in ..
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 ..
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