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Media Release: Concerns Of Business Cannot Be Ignored This Election Campaign

Ontario’s Business Advocate mobilizes around election priorities in 135 communities across the province

THUNDER BAY, ON, May 3, 2018

THUNDER BAY, MAY 3, 2018: The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce are mobilizing this election to bring their recommendations in Vote Prosperity to political leaders and local candidates across the province.

“Working with our Chamber colleagues across the province, we have been advocating tirelessly to highlight business priorities for this election,” said Charla Robinson, President of the Thunder Bay Chamber. “During this election campaign, we will continue those efforts, calling on our local candidates and political party leaders to adopt our economic plan that will help strengthen businesses competitiveness, foster job creation, build healthy communities and improve government accountability.”

On May 30th, the Thunder Bay Chamber will be hosting a Candidate Forum for the Thunder Bay-Superior North and Thunder Bay-Atikokan electoral ridings, with a focus on the Vote Prosperity message.

With industry feeling the impacts of the increasing cumulative burden, the OCC and the Thunder Bay Chamber have also warned that Ontario’s next government must be committed to taking bold action in providing pro-growth policy solutions.  “Ontario has the foundation for sustainable and equitable growth. But, bold action and leadership will be required of the newly elected Government of Ontario, whether it is Liberal, PC or NDP,” added Rocco Rossi, President and CEO, at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

 Vote Prosperity is based on four pillars for Ontario:

  1. Strengthen business competitiveness: Rising input costs, especially those costs deriving from government regulation and policy, are the most common and acute concern of the business community in Ontario.
  2. Foster Job Creation: A robust labour market consisting of good jobs is essential to prosperity for all Ontarians.
  3. Build Healthy Communities: Building strong communities through adequate and affordable housing, sustainable health care, and good infrastructure also supports business prosperity and growth, which supports those communities.
  4. Improve Government Accountability: Poor implementation of government initiatives can result in resource waste, political frustration and disruption for ordinary citizens, as demonstrated by a series of policy failures under governments of all political stripes.

The platform provides eighteen unique recommendations that will help bolster Ontario’s long-term economic future, while also addressing the pressing issues the province currently faces.

The full list of recommendations in Vote Prosperity can be found at www.tbchamber.ca/voteon/

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce' advocacy work is made possible thanks to the generous support of our

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Upcoming Chamber Events

May
30
Leaders Luncheon: Mining Opportunities 2020
DaVinci Centre, Marco Polo Room
May
30
Provincial Election Candidates’ Forum
DaVinci Centre, Marco Polo Room
Jun
14
YQT: June 2018
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
Jun
20
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