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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Steel Industry agenda successfully endorsed by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, September 21st: The Canadian Chamber of Commerce recently concluded its annual general meeting between September 16th-19th in Regina, Saskatchewan. The convention is centered around a policy process that featured almost 70 resolutions from Chambers of Commerce across Canada, which were then formally debated, resulting in adoption or rejection.

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to report back that its submission titled: “Support the Canadian Steel Industry and its Supply Chain Clusters” was overwhelmingly approved by the delegation and is now an official advocacy priority of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

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Media Release: Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Partners with Windsor-Essex and Sault Ste. Marie Chambers of Commerce, Urging Prime Minister to Address Chinese Steel Dumping and other unfair market practices during his upcoming visit

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, August 29th, 2016 – The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Windsor–Essex and Sault Ste. Marie Chambers of Commerce to write a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, urging the Government of Canada to address the issue of unfair trading practices by Chinese producers, oversupply and dumping in the world steel market and bilateral information sharing to improve trade remedies and arbitration.

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We’re Looking for Talent!

· by Marie Nash

Membership Manager

It’s often said that time flies when you’re having fun. Well, I have to agree, especially when that year is spent learning to be a mom and watching your new child begin growing up.  My daughter Sloane will turn one year old in September, and although it was my full intention to return to the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce after my maternity leave concluded, I’ve instead made the decision to commit my time and energy to raising a family.

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Media Release: Hamilton, Sault Ste Marie and Windsor-Essex Chambers calling for a national steel industry strategy through a joint policy resolution

· by Huzaifa Saeed

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Hamilton, Sault Ste Marie and Windsor-Essex Chamber calling for a national steel industry strategy through a joint policy resolution

Hamilton, ON, August 17th — The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce partnered with its counterparts in Sault Ste Marie and the Windsor-Essex Region to urge the Canadian Government to focus policy efforts on developing a Canadian steel industry strategy.

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Media Release: Adopting our Advantage: Supporting a thriving health science sector in Ontario Ontario Requires a Dedicated Innovation Strategy to Support, Retain and Grow Our Health Science Sector: Ontario and Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton ON, August 17th, 2016: At a time when the province is trying to address the major challenge of fiscal sustainability, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and Hamilton Chamber of Commerce are suggesting a different approach to fixing the province’s health care system and putting patients first. In a report released yesterday, the organization is calling on the provincial government to turn its focus from budget cuts to empowering the health care system to become an economic and productivity driver that is responsive to emerging innovation being developed in our own backyard.

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Rapid Policy Update: Hamilton Chamber & Ontario Employer Groups Call on Provincial Government to “Keep Ontario Working”

· by Huzaifa Saeed

On July 27th, 2016 released details on its ongoing Changing Workplace Review.

Should Employers and Employees Be Concerned?

Following the release of the Changing Workplace Review, Ontario employers are collectively voicing their concerns about several policy recommendations being considered by the provincial government due to the profound impact these proposals will have on every workplace in Ontario.

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce launches New Report & Local Infrastructure Advocacy: Investments in Trade Infrastructure Are Necessary to Maintain Canada’s Competitiveness in Global Markets

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Today, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce released a report that advocates the need to invest in trade-enabling infrastructure in order to maintain our competitiveness in global markets. In The Infrastructure that Matters Most, which was produced in cooperation with the Canada West Foundation, the CCC makes five recommendations to the federal government:

  1. Make trade infrastructure an equal priority in the $120-billion Federal Infrastructure Plan
  2. Make trade infrastructure investment decisions using merit-based criteria
  3. Renew the federal commitment to Canada’s trade corridors
  4. Partner with industry to develop a national trade infrastructure committee
  5. Consider the proposed federal infrastructure bank to enhance trade infrastructure investment

For our export-based economy, trade-enabling infrastructure is the category of infrastructure that has the strongest connection to our long-term global competitiveness and economic well-being.

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Media Release: Leverage the private sector to put patients first: Hamilton Chamber of Commerce positions commissioning as solution to health system woes

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, May 31, 2016: Today,  the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released a new report, Prescription for Partnership, which points to the need for health care stakeholders, both public and private, to put patients first. This report takes a closer look at the role commissioning can play in re-orienting a system that too often operates in response to budgetary pressure.

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LIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 2016 LION’S LAIR COMPETITION!

· by Huzaifa Saeed

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Innovation Factory are excited to announce the five Lions for the 2016 LiON’S LAIR Pitch Competition. For the first time, the panel features three women – including two well-known Hamilton entrepreneurs. Four Lions from the 2015 contest are returning: Mario Paron (KPMG), Michael Macaluso (CARSTAR), Cheri Chevalier (Microsoft) and Tonia Jahshan(Steeped Tea).

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