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OCC Responds to Proposed Labour & Employment Standards Reform Tuesday, May 23, 2017 the Ontario Government's Special Advisors released their final report in the Changing Workplaces Review, outlining 173 recommendations to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and the Labour Relations Act (LRA). See below for the Ontario Chamber of Commerce's statement on the report and more information on how these recommendations could affect Ontario's business community.  STATEMENT FROM ONTARIO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND KEEP ONTARIO WORKING COALITION For more than two years, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Keep Ontario Working coalition have been
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5 Minutes for Business Now that the Trump administration has notified Congress that it plans to renegotiate NAFTA, in this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, considers what will happen over the 90-day consultation period and whether it’s possible to renegotiate NAFTA within the next 18 months. Canada, Mexico and the U.S. want NAFTA 2.0 wrapped up right away. Read this edition of 5 Minutes for Business to find out if Hendrik believes politics will get in the way of a negotiating a better, modern deal that will benefit Canadian
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Labour and Employment Reform  Bay of Quinte, Monday, May 15, 2017: The Belleville, Quinte West and Prince Edward County Chambers, 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). The letter is cautioning that these reforms may have unintended consequences impacting job creation and competitiveness, as well discouraging investment in the province. The potential reforms are coming at a time when costs for consumers and the cost of doing business is
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OCC sends a letter to Minister Bains promoting nuclear innovation in Canada The Ontario Chamber Network has long recognized the important role of nuclear technology and its contribution to our economy. Aided by Ontario’s leadership and expertise, we believe that continued Canadian investment in nuclear innovation will benefit not only our environment, but the future prosperity of our nation. May 3rd, the OCC sent an open letter to the Hon. Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, calling on the federal government to continue Canada's leadership in nuclear innovation Read the Open Letter Here
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5 Minutes for Business Exiting Europe and Terminating NAFTA - Have our Trading Partners Lost it?? In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, addresses the pending French elections taking place Sunday, May 7th. The people of France will vote in the second round of the Presidential election, which bears a striking resemblance to the US elections with threats to stop immigration, withdraw from the EU, and impose tariffs to protect French business. Read 5 Minutes for Business  to learn more about the real consequences looming overhead when
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