Provincial Issues Posts

Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID‑19

Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID‑19 outlines the first steps in the Province’s plan to tackle the COVID‑19...

Press Release: New Research Identifies Opportunities to Support Small Business Success

The fourth annual Ontario Economic Report (OER), released today by the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, reveals areas of opportunity where both business and government can focus to create an environment more conducive to small business success.

OCC Resolution: Making the Ontario Energy Board Hearing Process More Accessible

The current Ontario Energy Board (OEB) framework relating to cost eligibility and cost awards (the framework) makes stakeholder participation prohibitively expensive.

OCC Resolution: Regional Approach To Provincial Procurement Reform

The Government of Ontario is moving forward with a centralized procurement model across the Ontario Public Service and the broader public sector which may adversely impact small- and medium-sized businesses and regional economic development across the province.

Support for Ontario’s Forest Sector Strategy, ERO# 019-0880

Support for Ontario’s Forest Sector Strategy, ERO# 019-0880

The goal of Ontario’s proposed Ontario Forest Sector Strategy is to sustainably grow the forest sector, create opportunity for Ontario families, support industry and encourage innovation and new investment, while ensuring the sustainability of forests. In this letter to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Thunder Bay Chamber outlines its support for the Strategy.

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Support for ERO# 019-1020, Proposed Changes to the Crown Forest Sustainability Act, 1994

Support for ERO# 019-1020, Proposed Changes to the Crown Forest Sustainability Act, 1994

Under ERO#019-1020, the MNRF is proposing a long-term approach that would no longer require duplicative authorizations or a regulatory exemption under the ESA for forest operations conducted in Crown forests in accordance with an approved forest management plan under the CFSA. In this letter to Troy Anthony, Crown Forests and Lands Policy Branch of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Thunder Bay Chamber outlines its support for the changes proposed in ERO#019-1020 and asks that it be approved and finalized as soon as possible.

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Issues & Insights: Resolutions for the 2019 CCC AGM

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…

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