The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is committed to being the voice for business in the community. As part of our advocacy strategy, the Chamber develops formal positions on various matters impacting the business community from a Municipal, Provincial and Federal perspective.
This paper is intended to communicate the Chamber’s position on the New Comprehensive Signs By-Law – Discussion Paper to the City of Sault Ste. Marie. It is our view that the development of a sign by-law in Sault Ste. Marie will involve strategic regulations and implementation so as to avoid unnecessary or unintended infringement on the business community.
It is important that the Chamber of Commerce and the City work together in creating a by-law that successfully regulates the use of signs but does not impact, any more than is reasonable, the rights and ability of our membership to do business. As one of the largest stakeholder groups in the community, we have a duty to protect our membership and ensure that Sault Ste. Marie continues on the path to becoming one of the best places in Canada to do business.