from the desk of Chamber President Charla Robinson

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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Issues & Insights: Bombardier Layoffs

It has been a difficult week for the citizens of Thunder Bay with the announcement of layoff notices for 550 employees at the Bombardier plant due to a lack of future work contracts…

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Issues & Insights: Immigration Pilot

On Friday June 14, the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced today that eleven rural and northern communities, including Thunder Bay, have been selected as part of the new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot…

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2019 Board Election

In accordance with Section 4:17 of the By-Laws of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors has approved a following slate of nominees to fill (4) four positions open for the 2019-2022 term. Meet them here! Electronic ballots for the 2019 Board Election will be emailed to the primary representative for each Chamber Member during the week of September 9th. The deadline for ballots to be submitted is by end of day Monday, September 30th.

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2019 CCC Resolution: Enhancing Tariff Claims Process to Address Business Needs & Encourage Trade Growth

Canadian importers/exporters are often required to pay tariffs to gain access to International markets. In some situations, importers/exporters are able to seek relief from paid tariffs through the submission of a drawback claim to the Canada Border Services Agency or a remission approval from the Ministry of Finance. Unfortunately, the claims process is a time and resource drain to companies without the necessary expertise and/or administrative staff to manage the requirements…

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