News Related to Municipal Issues

Our municipal advocacy work focuses on two areas of concern:  Transparency & Taxation and Policies & Processes Within these areas, we advocate for fiscal transparency and accountability, and for the streamlining and reduction of regulatory burdens that make it harder for Thunder Bay businesses to compete.

Our Policies & Processes concerns include:

  • designated truck route
  • zoning reform
  • sign by-law

Our Transparency & Taxation files incude:

  • City budget
  • Program & Service Review
  • strategic planning
Annual Report Video Highlights a Fruitful 2019

Annual Report Video Highlights a Fruitful 2019

We had a busy year in 2019 and we’re so excited to tell you about it. In our Annual Report video, you’ll learn about the Chamber’s activities, including:
– Advocacy at the local, Provincial and Federal levels
– Engagement activities designed to connect our Members with each other and with the community
– Empowerment activities which help educate, strengthen and promote our Members

Addressing Poverty:  Nov 28 Event Aims to Unite Business, Charity and Agencies

Addressing Poverty: Nov 28 Event Aims to Unite Business, Charity and Agencies

This event is the first step in our new partnership with United Way and the Lakehead Social Planning Council and presents an opportunity for business to learn more about the social issues Thunder Bay is engaging with. Attendees will discuss what actions are being taken and what progress is being made, where the challenges and opportunities lie, and how working together we can help move solutions forward. Come prepared to learn, to share what you know and to participate in the development of next steps for our community.

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Designated Truck Route – An Update

Designated Truck Route – An Update

On Monday, June 17th, City Council discussed and voted to defeat the proposed Designated Truck Route By-Law.
At the meeting, your Chamber of Commerce raised significant concerns with the proposed by-law language and the impacts it will have on business through added fuel costs, staffing costs, carbon output, vehicle maintenance, increased complexity and red tape. The concerns expressed are summarized here…

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New Designated Truck Route Bylaw Released

New Designated Truck Route Bylaw Released

City Administration has released the draft Designated Truck Route Bylaw. The Designated Truck Route By-law that was scheduled to go before City Council on Monday, April 29, has been withdrawn, to be rescheduled to a later date. Any deputations relating to this by-law will be rescheduled with the by-law.

It was recommended by Committee of the Whole that the by-law be deferred to a date when all of City Council will be present. The new date will be communicated to the public once set.

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