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Fixing “Pain Points” in Canada’s Innovation Corridor

· by Whitney Eames

Two vocal champions of Canada’s Innovation Corridor — Keanin Loomis, CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Jan De Silva, CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade — spoke about the benefits of collaboration in support of regional economic development on the Bill Kelly Show, AM900 CHML (June 15, 2018).

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Rapid Policy Update: United States of America applies Tariffs on Canadian Steel and Aluminum, Canada Retaliates

· by Huzaifa Saeed

As of Midnight, June 1st, 2018, President Donald Trump and the United States Government has applied a 25% Tariff on Canadian Steel and 10% on Canadian Aluminum. This tariff is an implementation of a section 232 investigation that was extensively covered in March 2018, with significant advocacy and negotiation efforts from the Chamber network, industries on both sides of the border and Canadian Government leading to a temporary exemption for Canada, European Union and other United States allies.

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2018 Ontario Provincial Election: Vote Prosperity Platform of Business Priorities and Platform Analysis

· by Huzaifa Saeed

On June 7th, 2018, the Province of Ontario will head the Polling Stations to elect the next Provincial Government. In partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, it’s 135 local Chambers representing over 60,000 businesses, we have launched the “Vote Prosperity” platform to highlight key priorities for businesses. Our efforts began in October 2017, when representatives of the Ontario Chamber Network has been meeting with Party Leadership, elected officials at Queen’s Park and senior public policy leaders, to advocate for the recommendations for a strong Ontario outlined in our Vote Prosperity Platform.

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Magnet: Advancing careers, businesses, and communities

· by c.dambrosio@hamiltonchamber.ca

Recruiting and hiring is a resource-intensive process, and finding the right talent for a job can be challenging, especially when you’re competing for top candidates.

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is helping you connect to the right talent through Magnet, a network powered by a data-rich job-matching technology. Partnering with leading innovative initiatives like Magnet enables us to support our members’ businesses and help differentiate them in the marketplace.

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Canada’s Innovation Corridor

· by Whitney Eames

Regional Connectivity, Global Competitiveness

The Hamilton Chamber is committed to helping our members grow and prosper. More than ever, this means facilitating access to supply chains and markets beyond our local boundaries.

That’s why we teamed up with other leading chambers of commerce and boards of trade across the Greater Golden Horseshoe on a bold economic partnership.

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Recap of a successful 2018 Ontario Chamber of Commerce AGM: Hosting, Approved Policy Resolutions & Excellence Awards.

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, May 1st, 2018: This past weekend the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce hosted the Ontario Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting at the Sheraton Hotel, with over 140 leaders from Chambers of Commerce across Ontario experiencing the best our city had to offer. Check out the widget below or the hashtag #OCCAGM on twitter to get a glimpse of the content.

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Rapid Policy Update: Federal Government investments to strengthen Canada’s Trade Enforcement Capabilities, Steel & Aluminum Industries

· by Huzaifa Saeed

April 26th, 2018, Hamilton, ON: Earlier today, the Federal Government announced an increase in funding for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Global Affairs Canada to further strengthen Canada’s trade enforcement. The new funding – more than $30 million over five years, starting immediately, and $6.8 million per year after that – will mean more than 40 new officers to investigate trade-related complaints, including those related to steel and aluminum.

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Rapid Policy Update: Ontario Budget 2018

· by Huzaifa Saeed

On March 28th, the Government of Ontario released its 2018 Budget, A Plan for Care and Opportunity. The following is a summary of key highlights from the perspective of Ontario’s business community released in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

Highlights concerning Hamilton:

  1. While the term and catchment area “GTHA” has been used by Metrolinx and the Province of Ontario for their “Big Move” strategy to invest in the B-Line LRT and Go Transit Upgrades,  businesses in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area will be getting a new $100 Million Jobs and Prosperity Fund program specifically dedicated to them.

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Rapid Policy Update: Ontario Throne Speech & NDP Platform

· by Huzaifa Saeed

This Rapid Policy Update is offered in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.


On March 19th, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, delivered the Ontario government’s speech from the throne. 

The throne speech, delivered ahead of next week’s budget and just months before the next election, focused on the theme of “care.” The top priorities for the government in lead up to the election include health care, home care, mental health and addictions, child care, and regional investments.

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