Category - Provincial Advocacy

GNCC 2020 Pre-Budget Submission to the Government of Ontario

February 11, 2020

Dear Minister Phillips, On behalf of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) and the 1,500 members of the business community we represent, I would like to offer my thanks for soliciting these pre-budget submissions. Your government has consistently recognized that it is the businesses, non-profit organizations, and the people of Ontario who are responsible…

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Ontario Receives Recommendations to Help Credit Unions Better Serve Members

February 3, 2020

Recommendations aim to reduce regulatory burden and modernize the credit union sector The Ontario government is reviewing recommendations to help credit unions and caisses populaires better serve their communities. MPP Stan Cho, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, was at the Meridian Credit Union in Guelph today to announce recommendations to reduce regulatory burden…

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GNCC to offer suggestions for Ontario 2020 budget

January 24, 2020

The Government of Ontario has issued a call for submissions in its pre-budget consultations, and the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) will offer suggestions for the 2020 budget. The vision of the GNCC is to see the Niagara region at its social and economic best, and the Chamber will be presenting policy options that…

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GNCC applauds Ontario small business tax rate cut

January 6, 2020

In welcome news, the Government of Ontario has announced that, effective January 1st of this year, it will reduce the small business Corporate Income Tax by 8.7%, to a new rate of 3.2%. Small businesses are the backbone of Ontario’s economy. Almost all of Niagara’s businesses are small- or medium-sized enterprises, and nearly four in…

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GNCC Optimistic for Future of North American Trade

December 11, 2019

The GNCC was pleased to receive the announcement that U.S. House Democrats had approved the CUSMA trade agreement. We have strongly advocated for free trade and hope that this agreement will clear the way for uninterrupted and unhindered trade between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. We urge legislatures to ratify this agreement quickly and…

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GNCC announces expansion of Trade Accelerator Program to Niagara

October 23, 2019

Partnership with World Trade Centre Toronto to deliver award-winning program empowering small and medium-sized businesses to export The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the launch of the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) in the Niagara Region. Winner of the 2018 Ontario Export Award for Export Excellence, TAP debuted locally on October 4…

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Addressing Regional Imbalances Critical To Ontario’s Future

September 12, 2019

Industry report outlines strategies to unlock the economic potential of communities across the province Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) released a new report, The Great Mosaic: Reviving Ontario’s Regional Economies. The report outlines how government of all levels can work with industry to unleash the…

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The Great Mosaic: Report

September 12, 2019

The Great Mosaic: Reviving Ontario’s Regional Economies offers a framework for thinking about the present and future of Ontario’s regional economies. With this report, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) examines the unique strengths, opportunities, and challenges of different communities across the province.

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The Great Mosaic: Summary of Recommendations

September 12, 2019

 From the OCC Report – The Great Mosaic: Reviving Ontario’s Regional Economies. This report offers 17 practical recommendations to help build an environment in which Ontarians can continue to adapt and thrive as the economy evolves. 

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The Chamber and the Carbon Tax

September 3, 2019

Climate change is a serious threat to our way of life, and its consequences are already being felt in rising food prices, droughts, and extreme weather phenomena. Canada has received a higher level of warming since 1948 than most countries in the world and has seen a correspondingly higher level of climate impact, with Canadian…

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