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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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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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10,000 years stuck in traffic: Infrastructure gaps block Canadian productivity, new Canadian Chamber of Commerce report finds

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Lack of proper infrastructure is leading to lost opportunities and wasted time for both companies and residents, says a new report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

As Canadians head out on vacation, they will be spending longer periods in their car, have more difficulty accessing their emails in certain parts of the country and have to wait longer to receive the items they order online because of deficient infrastructure.

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Media Release:Half of Ontarians fear their skills will soon be obsolete: Hamilton Chamber of Commerce releases new report

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, June 27th, 2017 – In partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce released a comprehensive report, Talent in Transition: Addressing the Skills Mismatch in Ontario, which identifies ten recommendations that will better align the skills acquired by Ontarians with those required by employers.

The report, which was developed in partnership with leading officials in the private and educational sectors, as well as with representatives from across Ontario, includes exclusive, new research of both Ontario Chamber Network members as well as the general population on sentiment toward skills development.

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Hamilton Chamber launches Survey on Canada – US Trade and Supply Chain for Steel and Manufacturing industries

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Monday, May 23rd, 2017, Hamilton, ON: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is are launching a survey to collect the concerns and recommendations of the Canadian Steel Industry, and related manufacturing industries within the supply chain.


Background: The Canadian steel producers create over 22,000 direct and more than 100,000 indirect jobs through nineteen facilities across five provinces, with over $14 billion in annual sales.

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Media Release: Hamilton Chamber strongly concerned about potential labour and employment standards reforms: Changes would discourage investment, eliminate jobs and diminish economic opportunities in Ontario, especially among small business owners

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, Monday, May 15, 2017: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne warning against potential changes to Ontario’s Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Employment Standards Act (ESA), including the introduction of a $15 minimum wage.

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