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Letter to Ontario:  Rising Insurance Costs for Restaurants

Letter to Ontario: Rising Insurance Costs for Restaurants

Insurance premiums for licensed restaurants and bars are increasing significantly for many establishments in Thunder Bay.  Some of our Members have seen a jump of 30-40% in their annual premium costs this year, despite greatly reduced revenues as a result of being closed or reduced to take-out only for months due to Ontario’s COVID-19 restrictions for non-essential businesses.  In this letter, the Chamber proposes that this additional expense could be covered by existing business relief funding.

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Ontario Announces Main Street Recovery Plan

Ontario Announces Main Street Recovery Plan

The Government of Ontario announced Ontario's Main Street Recovery Plan and intends to introduce the Main Street Recovery Act, 2020, proposed legislation that would support small businesses and modernize rules to allow them to innovate and meet the challenges of...

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Letter to Premier Ford and Ministers Yakabuski, Rickford & Yurek

Letter to Premier Ford and Ministers Yakabuski, Rickford & Yurek

The Thunder Bay Chamber and our Chamber colleagues in Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay and Sault Ste Marie, are raising concerns around the Provincial Government’s recent announcement of a major initiative to consolidate and centralize procurement spending within the Ontario Public Service.

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