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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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All News:

Upcoming Chamber Events

May
22
YQT: May 2019 Webinar
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
May
22
Charity Connect @ Shelter House
Shelter House Thunder Bay
Jun
5
Prosperity Northwest 2019
DaVinci Centre, Marco Polo Room
Jun
19
100 People Who Care – 2019 Second Quarter Meeting
Aly’s Mini Putt – as part of the June Member Social

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We’re Moving!

Your Chamber team will be moving from our current location at 200 Syndicate Avenue S. on May 27.  Starting in June, look for us in our temporary location on the third floor of the Whalen Building while renovations to our new space are completed, or direct your post mail to our final destination on the 7th floor…

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Member Profile: Easter Seals

For the past 97 years, Easter Seals Ontario has been providing programs and services for children and youth with physical disabilities. Easter Seals is a non-denominational registered charitable organization that helps kids with physical disabilities from all ethnic and religious backgrounds.

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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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