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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- ..
OCC In Focus: Federal Priorities for the Ontario Economy
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
(http://www.occ.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/In-Focus.pdf)The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has released its federal election platform, In Focus: Federal Priorities for the Ontario Economy (http:/ ..
OCC: Partial sale of Hydro One draws response from Ontario Chamber Network
Friday, August 21, 2015
Chamber Network calls for assurance that partial sale of Hydro One will not impact electricity prices In a letter submitted to Premier Kathleen Wynne (http://www.occ.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/ ..
Ontario Pension Comparability Changes “A Step in the Right Direction,” According to the Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Today, the Government of Ontario announced that it will expand the comparability rules under the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). However, business owners remain concerned about th ..
Partnering for a Brighter Future - The Barrie Chamber's Strategic Plan
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
A proud past… a promising future The Barrie Chamber has been serving the local business community for more than 75 years. The organization recently embarked on an ambitious path to re-posi ..
MPP Ann Hoggarth Hosts Transportation Town Hall with the Hon. Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation - July 21, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Join Ann Hoggarth MPP Barrie, and the Honourable Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation for a Town Hall. Residents within Barrie will have the opportunity to address the Minister and ask ques ..
Barrie Chamber President recognized at OCC AGM! @ontariocofc
Friday, May 08, 2015
Congratulations to our President, Debbie DeCaire, for receiving the Richard A. Dolphin Community Service Award from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce at their recent Annual General Meeting in Cornwall,  ..
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