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Hamilton is Key to Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster in Southern Ontario

· by Whitney Eames

The Government of Canada is teaming up with business to turbocharge targeted industries with untapped global promise.

The goal is to help ensure that Canadian firms rank among the best in the world measured by productivity and growth.

The strategy is to invest in regional “superclusters” — dense geographic areas of business activity driven by connectivity and collaboration.

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Transcript (Sep 11): Hamilton Chamber of Commerce delivers testimony to MP Bob Bratina and Filomena Tassi on Small Business Tax Proposals

· by Huzaifa Saeed

On July 18th, 2017, the Federal Department of Finance launched a public consultation on a significant and controversial set of proposals to change how private corporations are taxed.

Soon after the launch of the consultation period, the Chamber receiving strong negative feedback on the potential impact of the proposals from our members.

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Media Release: Business groups unite, call on Ottawa to drop federal tax changes

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, August 31, 2017 – The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is supportive of the mandate of 35 organizations from across the country have come together to form the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness—a unified voice to oppose the federal government’s tax proposals that would dramatically change the way incorporated small businesses are taxed in Canada.

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Media Release: Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and small businesses concerned about proposed Federal Small Business Tax changes

· by Huzaifa Saeed

August 28th, 2017, Hamilton, ON: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is calling on Canada’s Department of Finance to reconsider the small business impact of its sweeping “Tax Planning using Private Corporations” legislative proposals. Chamber members across Canada and many business experts firmly believe that the proposals could have could have a significant impact on many Canadian businesses and economy: potentially raising taxes, increasing the administrative burden on SMEs and heightening the impact on family-run businesses.

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Media Release: Ontario Needs More Resilient Infrastructure to Confront Challenges of 21st Century: A new report released by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, August 28th, 2017: Today, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), released Building Better: Setting the 2017 Ontario Infrastructure Plan up for success, a report calling on the Ontario Government to implement key recommendations in its imminent Long-Term Infrastructure Plan (LTIP) that will help ensure accountable planning and building resilient, adaptable infrastructure for the future.

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Government of Canada proposing radical tax policy changes for small businesses: We need your input!

· by Huzaifa Saeed

The Department of Finance Canada is considering major changes to how corporations are taxed. The proposed changes could have a significant impact on many Canadian businesses: potentially raising taxes, increasing the administrative burden on SMEs and heightening the impact on family-run businesses. In 2015 small businesses employed more than 70 per cent of Canadians who work in the private sector.

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Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster Forum

· by Whitney Eames

Bold Proposal Centrepiece of September 7 Gathering of  Manufacturing and Technology Companies

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with area chambers and municipalities to organize a targeted event to help drive the growth of modern manufacturing as a mainstay of economic development, job creation and community prosperity.

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Advanced manufacturing techniques and technologies are front and centre at Hamilton-based ArcelorMittal Dofasco.

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185,000 Ontario Jobs at Risk from Bill 148: Independent Economic Impact Analysis by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce reveals

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, Monday, August 14 – Today, the Keep Ontario Working Coalition (KOW), in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) network released the first and only independent economic impact analysis of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act. Conducted by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA), the study revealed that if the legislation is implemented as currently drafted, there will be significant, sudden and sizable uncertainty for Ontario jobs, economy and communities.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce submits testimony on Bill 148 (Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act) to Finance and Economic Affairs Committee

· by Huzaifa Saeed

On June 1st, 2017, Government of Ontario released Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs act for first reading. The bill was partially designed as a culmination of the Changing Workplaces Review.

The proposed changes within the Bill are sweeping in nature, the most prominent being an increase to minimum wage to $15/hr by January 1st, 2019, pay equivalency for part-time and full-time workers, expansion of union certifiable professions.

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NAFTA Updates from Ontario and Canadian Chambers of Commerce: July 25th, 2017

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Ontario Chamber of Commerce: Letter in support of Canadian Chamber of Commerce Submission

Last week, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) sent an open letter to Chrystia Freeland supporting the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s (CCC) submission to the NAFTA Negotiating Team at Global Affairs Canada. As Canada, Mexico and the United States approach a re-opening of NAFTA, the OCC echoes the sentiment of the CCC that this negotiation should be regarded as an opportunity to bring the agreement into the 21st century so that it better reflects the way we do business today.

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