Tuesday
Apr282015

Ontario Chamber Network to set official lobbying mandate

The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce will be attending the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Cornwall from today (April 30) - May 3, 2015.

At the AGM chambers of commerce and boards of trade will gather to discuss the issues of the day from
electricity prices to infrastructure to carbon pricing to strategic planning. The Chamber Network of more than 160 chambers will also be setting the tone for lobbying to the provincial government.  

In all, 40 policy resolutions, including two from the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, will be presented and debated.  The resolutions cover improving productivity, shaping the workforce, taking advantage of global opportunities, strategic investments and other areas including a "Workplace Mental Health Strategy".  

The two Peterborough resolutions deal with the "Heads and Beds Levy" which has remained unchanged since 1987 and support for Energy East, which will create 250 jobs at Peterborough's GE plant.

Peterborough Resolutions:

Support for TransCanada's Energy East Project - new jobs, investment and growth for Ontario

Unrealized "Heads and Bed Levy" hurts Ontario's Economic Competitiveness

Full Resolution Book:

Policy Resolutions for Debate at 2015 OCC AGM

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