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Federal Budget 2017: Highlights for Business

Posted on March 23, 2017 in Advocacy, Chamber News, Issues & Insights

By Charla Robinson, President Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau outlined his second federal budget in the House of Commons yesterday following the usual rumours and speculations about what it may or may not contain.    It builds upon the 2016 budget by providing more specifics about the Government’s plans for infrastructure spending and provides some new […]

Ten Ways to Build A Canada that Wins

Posted on March 15, 2017 in Chamber News, Issues & Insights

By Charla Robinson, President For a number of years, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has released an annual document that outlined the top ten barriers to Canadian Competitiveness.  Many of these barriers have been addressed but some continue to block our success. This year, the Canadian Chamber is taking a more positive tone with a […]

March 2017 Good News & Enewsletter

Posted on March 1, 2017 in Chamber News

Good News The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to announce Kelly Robertson as the new General Manager of the City’s Community Services Department effective as of February 21, 2017. In other City of Thunder Bay news, the artsVest program will be coming to the city which will see $30,000 delivered to arts organizations in the […]

Ontario Economic Report Highlights Opportunities & Challenges

Posted on March 1, 2017 in Chamber News, Issues & Insights

By Charla Robinson, President, Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce In February, the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, released its inaugural Ontario Economic Report. The Ontario Economic Report is a landmark agenda aimed at shaping and informing future public policy. While providing a broad overview of Ontario’s economic […]

Ontario Chambers Call for Changes to Arbitration Process

Posted on February 28, 2017 in Advocacy, Chamber News

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is voicing its support of a letter sent by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) to Premier Kathleen Wynne asking the government to take steps to improve the interest arbitration system. Interest arbitration is the only legal mechanism available to Ontario municipalities for settling disputes from […]

Inaugural Ontario Economic Report Forecasts Outlook for Economy

Posted on February 8, 2017 in Advocacy, Chamber News, Media Releases

Vulnerabilities in Ontario’s economy pose challenges to our prosperity. Government must prioritize growing the economy, creating jobs and driving a competitive advantage THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), have released the inaugural Ontario Economic Report, a landmark agenda aimed at shaping and informing […]

February 2017 Good News & Enewsletter

Posted on January 31, 2017 in Chamber News

Good News BMO Bank of Montreal has appointed Dan Adams as Director of Aboriginal Banking – Ontario.  We are pleased to have this position located in Thunder Bay (formerly Toronto & Winnipeg).  The BMO Aboriginal Banking unit was created in 1992 to contribute to the economic self-sufficiency of Aboriginal communities, businesses and individuals across Canada. […]

The Impact of Cap & Trade on Business

Posted on January 16, 2017 in Chamber News, Issues & Insights

By Charla Robinson, President This is Ontario’s first month with the cap and trade program in effect.  At the end of 2016, a coalition of Chambers asked the provincial government to defer the program for a year.  Why?  Several reasons including the cost of the program on top of electricity prices that continue to go […]


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