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OCC: Chamber Network leads employer coalition expressing outstanding concerns with proposed pension plan
Friday, October 09, 2015
Read the Ontario Chamber of Commerce's letter to Premier Wynne regarding the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan The Government of Ontario is moving quickly to finalize the design of its O ..
OCC: Clean Profits: Pricing Carbon and Embracing the Economic Potential of Cap and Trade
Thursday, October 08, 2015
The Government of Ontario’s decision to develop and implement a province-wide cap and trade system comes at an important time in the global climate change landscape. Recently, the Ontario Chambe ..
OCC: Spotlight Ontario: How the Federal Parties Stack Up
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
A balanced assessment of the policy commitments of all three major parties from an Ontario business perspective (prepared by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce) The 2015 federal election comes at ..
OBAA Twitter Contest: Enter to win a premium concert experience, courtesy of Music Canada
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
On November 25th in Toronto, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) will host its annual Ontario Business Achievement Awards (http://www.occ.ca/event/obaa/) (OBAA) gala to celebrate business excell ..
Member Update - September 2015
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Mayor Lehman Swears in Your Board of Directors Earlier this week, Barrie Mayor, Jeff Lehman, was a guest at the Barrie Chamber Board meeting to bring gree ..
Mayor Lehman Swears in Barrie Chamber Board
Friday, September 18, 2015
Earlier this week, Barrie Mayor, Jeff Lehman, was a guest at the Barrie Chamber Board meeting to bring greetings from the City of Barrie, and to swear in the new Board. Mayor Lehman spoke about th ..
OCC Response to the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s 2015 Changing Workplaces Review
Friday, September 18, 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 provid ..
OCC: Response to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s Proposed Preliminary Rate Framework
Thursday, September 03, 2015
Submission to the WSIB Consultation Secretariat: The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is changing the way employer premiums are determined. While in some respects the Proposed Prelimin ..
OCC Funding for Exporters
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Are you currently exporting, or thinking about exporting? If so, consider the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) Global Growth Fund export programs: Early Stage Exporters, Export Market Access, a ..
OCC: Harnessing the Power of the Sharing Economy
Friday, August 28, 2015
Next Steps for Ontario This morning the Ontario Chamber of Commerce released a new report, Harnessing the Power of the Sharing Economy (http://www.occ.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Harnessing-the- ..
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