In her latest Issues & Insights blog post, Charla discusses the 2020 Municipal Budget. (with video)
Blog: Issues and Insights Posts
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.
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…
Read the full text of the memo regarding the Designated Truck Route by-law submitted on January 3 to Mayor and Council on behalf of our Members.
Charla responds to the new Mayor’s inaugural speech.
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…
Over the past 5 weeks, we have reached out to Candidates to educate them about our City of Opportunity platform and to ask them to ‘say yes’ to our recommendations. The response has been extremely positive…
“In just 5 minutes you can help us set the agenda at City Hall for the next 4 years.”
This month, Charla asks Members to complete our Business Agenda Survey.
While many people are winding down for a bit of relaxation this July, Ontario’s new Government under Premier Doug Ford has just received the mantle of provincial leadership. Premier Ford and his team will be working through the summer to begin implementing the changes that were promised during the recent election campaign…
In recent years, the lack of community growth combined with our aging population has been identified as a gathering storm that will have a significant impact on our capacity to function as we have in the past. Numerous local groups are working to entice immigrant newcomers and support them in building a new life here.
Charla recaps some of the discussions from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’ Annual Convention held in Hamilton on April 27 and 28: The Auditor General’s Pre-Election Report, aviation fuel tax exemption for our Northern neighbours, a provincial forestry strategy and more.
Charla offers some insights into the 2018 Ontario Budget tabled last week, including some of the highlight and lowlight implications for Thunder Bay and region.