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Media Release: Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Ontario Chamber of Commerce calls on Province to ‘Get Back to Fiscal Balance’

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Business Groups Call For 2016 Budget that Extends Business Engagement on Cap and Trade to Focus Proceeds on Job Creating Initiatives, and Contain Regulatory Burden to Ensure Economic Growth


Hamilton, ON, February 18th, 2016: Today, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released its 2016 Ontario Pre-Budget Submission, which outlines key priorities that address the need to eliminate the deficit and establish some much needed regulatory reforms.

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce Presents: Five minutes for business (February 2016)

· by Huzaifa Saeed

In the first edition of  February’s 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, looks at why populism is on the rise all over the world.

In the U.S., Donald Trump is leading all the polls nationwide in the Republican primaries, and in the Democratic Party, support is surging for a 74-year-old self-avowed socialist, Bernie Sanders, who wants a “political revolution.” In the U.K., the British Labour Party has nominated Jeremy Corbyn, who wants to nationalize energy companies and the banks while introducing a maximum wage for CEOs.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce submits provincial pre-budget submission

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, February 4th: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has submitted a pre-budget submission in response to a public consultation process announced by the provincial government. The recommendations were also presented to Associate Minister of Finance MPP Mitzie Hunter, MPP Eleanor McMahon and chair of cabinet MPP Jim Bradley at a pre-budget townhall in Hamilton last week.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce & Morriston Bypass coalition submits letter to Premier.

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Monday, February 1st, 2016, Hamilton, ON: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce was a signatory to a pre-budget letter submitted today to Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne and members of her cabinet. The letter is part of an ongoing advocacy process to secure government funding (provincial, federal or a combination of) to construct a bypass near the village of Morriston on highway six.

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce Presents: 5 Minutes for Business (January 2016) : Infrastructure Spending & Global Markets

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Every other Tuesday, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce releases 5 Minutes for Business, a publication written by Hendrik Brakel, their Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy. In these publications, Hendrik briefly describes current issues that affect the Canadian economy and provides insight on what it will mean for Canadians today and the future.

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Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Deliver Landmark Agenda to Grow Economy and Spur Job Creation

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, January 26th, 2016: Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Mowat Centre, released the fifth and final iteration of Emerging Stronger. A detailed economic agenda for Ontario, Emerging Stronger 2016 identifies the immediate steps that government and the private sector must take to enhance Ontario’s economic competitiveness and spur job creation in the province.

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce presents its 2016 Federal Budget recommendation report

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, January 14th, 2016: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has submitted a pre-budget submission in response to a public consultation process announced by the Federal Government. The recommendations were also presented to local Liberal MPs, Filomena Tassi (MP Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas) and Bob Bratina (Hamilton East-Stoney Creek) yesterday during a community pre-budget townhall.

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Media Release: Bay Area Poised for Growth as Manufacturing Strengthens: Ontario Economic Update 2016

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton – Burlington, ON, Dec 10th, 2015: The most wide-reaching provincial economic forecast of the year, the Ontario Economic Update 2016, was released today by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Credit Unions of Ontario, with support from Hamilton and Burlington Chambers of Commerce. The Hamilton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), which is made up of Hamilton, Burlington, and Grimsby, will experience above-trend employment growth during the next two years, reflecting the end of the major restructuring in the manufacturing sector.

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December 2015 Regulatory Update for Businesses in Ontario

· by Huzaifa Saeed

The December 2015 regulatory update is presented here to our members in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC). Regulatory Update summarizes what employers need to know about the latest changes to the regulatory environment for businesses to stay in compliance.


Ministry of Energy launches energy-savings program for small business

This initiative is intended to support energy-saving practices among small businesses and to help them save money.

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce Presents: 5 Minutes for Business: US Interest Rates and UN Climate Change

· by Huzaifa Saeed

US Interest Rates about to rise: What does it mean for Canada?

After seven long years with interest rates at zero, the U.S. Federal Reserve will almost certainly raise rates by 0.25% at its next meeting on December 15.

It has been warning about a coming rate hike since 2013. In the last Fed statement, it changed the wording it has used for years about “In determining how long to maintain this target range…” to “In determining whether to raise the target range at the next meeting…” In the obscure language of Fedspeak, this is like waving your arms and hollering.

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