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5 Minutes for Business: AccessAbility – The $16.8-billion GDP Boost Canadians Need

5 Minutes for Business: AccessAbility – The $16.8-billion GDP Boost Canadians Need

Accessibility in Canada is inadequately addressing the barriers nearly four million Canadians face. Within the next 20 years, that number is expected to soar to over nine million, but by creating a more accessible Canada, there is a potential to unlock $16.8 billion in GDP by increasing our economy’s productive capacity by 2030, according to the Conference Board of Canada. Find out more in this month’s 5 Minutes for Business.

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5 Minutes for Business: A Budget For Business or Bust

5 Minutes for Business: A Budget For Business or Bust

With our GDP at a standstill, businesses need to see a focus of protecting and fostering growth in the upcoming federal budget ahead of thisyear’s federal election. That being said, while we do not have a crystal ball here at the Canadian Chamber, we do have our ears to the ground in Ottawa and we are unsure the budget will address ongoing business concerns.

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5 Minutes for Business: A Royal Commission for a Royal Pain

5 Minutes for Business: A Royal Commission for a Royal Pain

50 years of cutting and pasting has left Canadian taxation uncompetitive, cumbersome and inefficient. Now more than ever a Royal Commission on taxation, with everything on the table, is needed to align Canada’s tax system with the economy of today and tomorrow…

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FedNor now accepting applications for new Jobs and Growth Fund

FedNor now accepting applications for new Jobs and Growth Fund

FedNor is now accepting applications from eligible Northern Ontario applicants for the Jobs and Growth Fund. The Jobs and Growth Fund provides funding to businesses and organizations to help create jobs and position local economies for long-term growth. Nationally,...

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Canada Recovery Hiring Program Now Available

Canada Recovery Hiring Program Now Available

With the recently announced Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP), hard-hit businesses will be able to hire the workers they need to recover as local economies reopen. The CRHP supports payroll as businesses grow, whether it’s related to hiring staff, increasing...

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Federal Tourism Relief Fund Now Open for Applications

Federal Tourism Relief Fund Now Open for Applications

FedNor is now accepting applications from eligible Northern Ontario applicants for the Tourism Relief Fund. The Tourism Relief Fund is designed to help tourism businesses and organizations adapt their operations to meet public health requirements while investing in...

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Ontario Moving to Step Three of Roadmap to Reopen on July 16

Ontario Moving to Step Three of Roadmap to Reopen on July 16

The Ontario government is moving the province into Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021. Step Three of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place....

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