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Please join us in welcoming the new members who joined in April 2017.
Save On Electricity Bills Teleconference
On Thursday, June 1 the OCC is hosting a teleconference call regarding to the Industrial Conservation Initiative program. Speak with professionals from the Ministry of Energy and Independent Electricity System Operator as well as the new OCC Energy Liason.
To join the teleconference, phone 1-88-289-4573 on June 1 at 10:00am and use access code 345 0193.
A Note from Hugo Chesshire,
Policy & Government Relations Manager, GNCC
This has been a busy week, thanks to the news about the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review recommendations.
At the GNCC, we stand for economic prosperity, for supporting business growth and job creation, and for evidence-based, data-driven decision making. With that in mind, we have a lot of reservations about these policies.
Make Your Voice Heard!
The spring survey is one of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s two annual policy surveys that help shape advocacy work for the coming year.
Last year, the results of Business Confidence Survey garnered considerable attention and increased the impact of the Ontario Economic Report.
IN THE NEWS
Chinese-Canadians’ Reslience: Opinion by Senator Oh, Senator Dyck, and Senator Woo
As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, another anniversary must not go overlooked. May 14, 2017 marks 70 years since the repeal of the Chinese Immigration Act, the only law in Canadian history to bar a specific ethnic group entry.
Today, roughly 1.5 million people of Chinese descent live in Canada. The first significant wave began in the 19th century.
Momentum Choir Year End Gala
Join Momentum Choir on May 28 for an inspiring and motivational musical event at Bethany Community Church.
The Year End Gala celebrates the final performance for Momentum Choir’s 10th season. Tickets are $20; children 12 and under are free.
Annual Tall Ship Cruises Ready to Set Sail
Niagara College’s annual Tall Ship Cruises aboard the Empire Sandy are ready to sail this June. A Tall Ship Twilight Dinner Cruise and a daytime Tall Ship Cruise Through History will set sail on June 9 and 10.
Both cruises are open to the public. For more information visit NiagaraCollege.ca/parttimestudies.
New Physicians Graduate From McMaster’s Niagara Regional Campus
Two new physicians are graduating from the Niagara Regional Campus of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine with a “sense of wow.”
Together they developed an elective program that puts new medical students in the shoes of hospital nurses, and the successful program is being developed further than they ever imagined.
Welland Using Cloud-Based GIS Data Collection For Better Service Delivery
The City of Welland’s Engineering and Information Services Divisions are now using a GIS-centric cloud-based data collection APP to document more than 300 km of sidewalks more accurately and efficiently.
Through a tablet or mobile phone, staff are able to survey, collect data, and prioritize what areas of city sidewalks are in need of repair.
Taking Stock of Canada-U.S. Economic Ties
With so much uncertainty swirling around the future of American foreign and trade policy, members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce travelled to New York City and Washington, D.C. on a four-day fact finding trip.
They discussed important issues facing the economies of both countries in the early days of the new Trump administration.
Fast and Furious — Negotiating NAFTA
Tick-tock! The U.S. Trade Representative just sent the official notification to Congress that NAFTA negotiations will begin in 90 days.
The Canadian government must now negotiate and resolve all the hot button issues with our American and Mexican friends—in the midst of a highly charged political environment. How will it play out?
Rapid Policy Update: Ontario’s Burden Reduction Announcement
On May 19, the Ontario Government announced their new measures to help small businesses and cut unnecessary Red Tape. The proposed measures will be introduced this fall.
The measures include reducing regulatory costs, streamlining compliance for small business, rewarding good actors, reducing fees and other costs, and more.
Canada’s Farmers and Food Producers Need Access to the World
There’s a big, hungry world out there with Canadian farmers and food producers ready to feed it — but federal government assistance to gain access to foreign markets is crucial to their success, a Senate committee said in a report released Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
“A little help from the federal government could mean the world to Canada’s farmers and food producers,” Senator Ghislain Maltais said at the launch of the committee’s report, Market Access: Giving Canadian Farmers and Processors the World.
The following members renewed their membership in April for another year. Thank you for supporting the Chamber — and supporting business in Niagara.
If you’re thinking of adding group benefits to your company, there are a lot of good reasons to put your Chamber membership to work for you. Not the least is exclusivity: only members have access to the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan®.
To contact your local insurance rep, call Jim Garrett or Cindy Haines at 905-468-8575
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