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The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce submitted our 2021 Federal Election Priorities to candidates across Hamilton’s five federal electoral ridings.
As Hamilton’s oldest institution at 176 years old, we have the privilege of speaking for our 1,000+ members that employ over 75,000 people in our community. On behalf of our membership, the Chamber presented a suite of policy recommendations to further support and strengthen our local economy for candidates’ consideration.
We appreciate the efforts from Ottawa that have helped to mitigate the economic impacts of the pandemic thus far. However, it remains imperative that the federal government provide ongoing financial support and relief to Canadian businesses as the effects of the pandemic continue to endure.
Additionally, the government must plan for Canada’s economic recovery and take action now to prepare for a more sustainable economy of the future. There is also a crucial need to address several policy areas related to improving equity and affordability for all Canadians. Combined, these measures will help to restore business confidence as we emerge out of the pandemic.
The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Federal Election Priorities document includes considerations on:
- COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Supports
- Transportation & Infrastructure
- Climate Change
- Supports for Women
- Childcare & Early Childhood Education
- Workforce Reskilling
- International Affairs
- Supporting an Innovation Ecosystem
We look forward to connecting with candidates further in advance of the federal election on Monday, September 20, 2020
Have any questions or comments? Please reach out to our Policy & Government Relations Advisor Paul Szachlewicz at <firstname.lastname@example.org>