Media Release: Concerns Of Business Cannot Be Ignored This Election CampaignOntario’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:
- 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.
- Foster Job Creation: A robust labour market consisting of good jobs is essential to prosperity for all Ontarians.
- 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.
- 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/
View News by Topic
99.9 The Bay and Country 105 are proud to serve the City of Thunder Bay. Owned by Acadia Broadcasting, their radio stations aim to provide the best local radio in the community.read more
The issue of the Designated Truck Route will be discussed at the City Council meeting of the Committee of the Whole on January 14, 2019. The Chamber will be making a deputation and has prepared a memo to Council which outlines our concerns and questions under three headings: lack of evidence identifying problems with current policy; safety implications of the proposed changes; and gaps in the Designated Truck Route report.read more
Wondering what your Chamber had to say on your behalf about the City’s proposed 2019 budget? The full text of our deputation is here, along with links to the City’s budget information.read more
The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce will be making a deputation to City Council tonight regarding the 2019 City Budget. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm at City Hall.read more