from the desk of Chamber President Charla Robinson
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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Issues & Insights: Bombardier Layoffs

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

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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Canada Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB) extended

The Government of Canada is extending the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) by eight weeks, to ensure Canadians have the help they need as they transition back to work. This extension will make the benefit available to eligible workers for up to a total of 24...

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Canada Emergency Business Account eligibility expanded

As of Friday, June 19, 2020, applications will be accepted so that more small businesses can access the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA). This means that owner-operated small businesses that had been ineligible for the program due to their lack of payroll,...

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