Each October, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce holds its Annual General Meeting & Convention which brings together Chamber of Commerce executives and community business leaders to discuss the economic and political issues affecting the prosperity of Canadian business and set the policy agenda for the upcoming year. As part of the proceedings, your Chamber submits resolutions for debate and approval by the CCC Membership which address concerns specific to Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. If approved, these resolutions will be adopted by the organization for implementation in the year to come.
The Canadian Chamber is the largest business network in the country with significant influence on policies, regulations and decisions that are critical to creating a favourable environment for business success and the future of Canada.
The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) is a federal program established in November 2019 with the goal to attract and retain skilled immigrants in rural and northern communities by testing innovative approaches to permanent immigration. RNIP can play a key role in addressing the labour shortage and achieving the federal government’s recently announced immigration targets, but it is set to expire in August 2024.
Transport Canada’s recent consultation document on the future of Canada’s Air Transportation system suggests a desire to increase Government involvement in Airport Authority oversight that could hinder responsiveness to local needs and priorities.