Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce statement on the removal of tariffs on steel and aluminum
May 23, 2019 - The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce commends the Government of Canada for its part in successfully negotiating the removal of U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. CLICK HERE.
Chambers of Commerce, Canadian Manufactures and Exporters & Tenaris Call for Changes to Federal Bill C-69
May 15, 2019 - Tenaris Canadian Manufacturers and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce came together for a press conference to call for changes on Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act. They are concerned Bill C-69 will impact the ability to build major projects in Canada and will therefore also impair Ontario’s economic growth and potential. If projects do not get built in the province or elsewhere in Canada, Ontario will suffer as it is the manufacturing backbone of the country and the supplier of goods and materials for most major development projects. CLICK HERE.
Vote Prosperity Puts Business Issues at the Forefront for 2019 Election: Sault Ste. Marie Chamber
May 13, 2019 - The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, has launched the Vote Prosperity platform to urge federal party leaders to put the needs of Canadian business front and centre in the upcoming federal election. CLICK HERE.
Sault Chamber elevates business concerns to provincial level and puts Tenaris and Algoma Steel front and Centre
May 7, 2019 - The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC) was represented at this year’s Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) Annual General Meeting in Muskoka Ontario by CEO Rory Ring and President Don Mitchell. They did not go empty-handed. They brought with them a policy resolution calling on the Ontario government to support Ontario’s steel industry and its supply chain clusters. CLICK HERE.
Chamber hosts Round-Table discussion with Andrea Horwath, Ontario's Leader of the Official Opposition
April 24, 2019 - The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce had an opportunity to sit down for a roundtable discussion with Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Official Opposition in Ontario and Leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party. Some of the items discussed included: infrastructure, transportation, skilled trades training, and steel. CLICK HERE.
Provincial Budget 2019 Strikes Right Balance for Business Community: Sault Chamber
April 12, 2019 - The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC) is pleased to see that the Government of Ontario has heard the message of the province’s Chamber Network, and is taking reasonable steps to build a stronger Ontario. CLICK HERE.
Business Confidence Improves but More Remains to be Done: 2019 ONTARIO ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
February 20, 2019 - The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC) and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) have released their third annual Ontario Economic Report (OER), offering a unique perspective on the experience of businesses of all sizes across the province. Through the Business Confidence Survey, the Business Prosperity Index, and the Economic Outlook, this report presents a candid look at private sector sentiment and opportunities for economic growth for the year ahead. CLICK HERE.
Ontario Government’s move to make province Open for Business is the correct course of action: Sault Chamber
October 24, 2018 - The Ontario government's announcement of the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, was welcomed by the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce and by the wider provincial Chamber network. The proposed legislation includes a repeal of some of the most cumbersome and economically-challenging aspects of Bill 148. The new legislation would also see the dissolution of the Ontario College of Trades and improvements to the journeyperson-to-apprentice ratio. CLICK HERE.
Sault Chamber applauds a proposal that would open bidding and tendering opportunities for local businesses
December 19, 2018 - The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is applauding the Ontario government's proposal to explicitly deem public bodies, including municipalities, school boards, hospitals, colleges and universities, as "non-construction employers". CLICK HERE.
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