2022 Policy Resolutions to be presented at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce AGM

Apr 12, 2022 | News, Provincial Advocacy

As part of the proceedings of the upcoming Ontario Chamber of Commerce AGM, your Chamber submits resolutions for debate and approval by the OCC Membership which address concerns specific to Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.
 

2022 Policy Resolutions to be presented at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce AGM

Apr 12, 2022 | News, Provincial Advocacy

As part of the proceedings of the upcoming Ontario Chamber of Commerce AGM, your Chamber submits resolutions for debate and approval by the OCC Membership which address concerns specific to Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.

Each Spring, 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 Ontario 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 OCC 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.

Make The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Permanent

Make The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Permanent

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.

2023 OCC Resolution: Extend exemptions for the Non-Resident Speculation Tax

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.

2022 CCC Resolution: Infrastructure Investment Essential To Mining Sector Growth

2022 CCC Resolution: Infrastructure Investment Essential To Mining Sector Growth

The lack of adequate infrastructure is a significant obstacle to mining development in Canada.  Greater investments in necessary infrastructure are needed to help relieve the current financial burden of construction costs placed on mining companies, to unlock the vast potential of Canadian communities, and to access the critical minerals that will help us reach our climate goals.

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