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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

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

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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2019 Board Election

In accordance with Section 4:17 of the By-Laws of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors has approved a following slate of nominees to fill (4) four positions open for the 2019-2022 term. Meet them here! Electronic ballots for the 2019 Board Election will be emailed to the primary representative for each Chamber Member during the week of September 9th. The deadline for ballots to be submitted is by end of day Monday, September 30th.

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2019 CCC Resolution: Enhancing Tariff Claims Process to Address Business Needs & Encourage Trade Growth

Canadian importers/exporters are often required to pay tariffs to gain access to International markets. In some situations, importers/exporters are able to seek relief from paid tariffs through the submission of a drawback claim to the Canada Border Services Agency or a remission approval from the Ministry of Finance. Unfortunately, the claims process is a time and resource drain to companies without the necessary expertise and/or administrative staff to manage the requirements…

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