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.
2023 OCC Resolution: Extend exemptions for the Non-Resident Speculation Tax
Businesses in Ontario that need to hire foreign talent to fill specific roles face even greater challenges with the Non-Resident Speculation Tax, which is an additional tax placed on foreign nationals and foreign corporations purchasing a home in the province. While there are exceptions for the tax, it needs to be reconsidered in its entirety.
2023 OCC Resolution: Making the Ontario Energy Board Hearing Process More Accessible
The current Ontario Energy Board (OEB) framework relating to cost eligibility and cost awards (the framework) makes stakeholder participation prohibitively expensive.
2023 OCC Resolution: Regional Approach to Provincial Procurement Reform
The Government of Ontario is in the process of setting up Supply Ontario, a centralized procurement model across the Ontario Public Service and the broader public sector which may adversely impact small- and medium-sized businesses and regional economic development across the province.