Blog: Issues and Insights Posts

Issues & Insights: 2020 Municipal Budget

In her latest Issues & Insights blog post, Charla discusses the 2020 Municipal Budget. (with video)

Issues & Insights: December 2019

In her latest Issues & Insights blog post, Charla discusses the Phase 1 report of the City’s Program & Service Review and how it aligns with key recommendations in the Chamber’s City of Opportunity platform.

Issues & Insights: November 2019

On November 6, the Government of Ontario released its 2019 Fall Economic Statement entitled, “2019 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: A Plan to Build Ontario Together,” which provides an update on the government’s finances and announces commitments for the upcoming 2020 Budget…

Issues & Insights: Resolutions for the 2019 CCC AGM

At the Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM this September, Charla will be presenting a number of resolutions that will steer their policy activity at the Federal level and address concerns specific to Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. Among these are support for the flight schools graduating staff for our airlines and for investment into the infrastructure necessary to mining activities to the north of us…

Issues & Insights: December 2019

Issues & Insights: Resolutions for the 2019 CCC AGM

At the Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM this September, Charla will be presenting a number of resolutions that will steer their policy activity at the Federal level and address concerns specific to Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. Among these are support for the flight schools graduating staff for our airlines and for investment into the infrastructure necessary to mining activities to the north of us…

Issues & Insights: Apprenticeship Proposal Provides More Opportunities for Skilled Trades Careers

Issues & Insights: Apprenticeship Proposal Provides More Opportunities for Skilled Trades Careers

Ontario’s current journeyperson-to-apprenticeship ratios make it difficult for employers to fulfill high levels of demand for skilled tradespeople as they struggle to recruit enough journeypersons to hire additional apprentices. These rules have resulted in young tradespeople struggling to work the hours necessary to complete their training which results in a limited number of certified tradespeople produced each year…

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