THUNDER BAY, MAY 2, 2022 – Representatives of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce have just returned from a successful meeting of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) in Brampton.  The two-day conference included presentations from an Ontario Minister and Provincial party leaders, as well as discussions on a broad range of provincial issues that are impacting businesses.

The highlight of the conference featured the policy resolution debate where accredited Chamber delegates presented their respective priorities to the Chamber delegation. The Thunder Bay Chamber sponsored three resolutions which called for government action to support biomass generation, investments in mining innovation, and elimination of the expansion of municipal land transfer taxes.  All three policies were strongly supported and have been successfully adopted as official OCC policy positions that will build the framework for the Ontario Chamber’s advocacy efforts for the next three years.  Read the resolutions at:

The OCC Annual General Meeting was conducted by 2021 OCC Chair of the Board and Thunder Bay business owner, Nathan Lawrence of Dominion Lending Centres Mortgage Excellence, who will continue in the position of OCC Past Chair for 2022.  In addition, Thunder Bay business owner, Melissa Hardy-Giles of ORIGIN, was elected to the OCC Board for a two-year term.

Jason Thompson speaking at 2022 OCC AGM
1st Vice Chair Jason Thompson briefs delegates on our biomass action recommendations.
Nathan Lawrence speaking at 2022 OCC AGM
Nathan Lawrence, 2021 OCC Chair provides reflections on his year as Chair
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