Twitter  Facebook  YouTubeNewsletter Sign UpJoin Now

Chamber News

Back to News
Open Letter to all Chamber Members

Ontario Chamber Network:

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) understands the significant impact that recent increases to the minimum wage and expansion of labour and employment standards are having on all businesses. For months, we have forewarned that these reforms would have unintended consequences and now we are seeing them come to fruition as businesses take extra-ordinary actions.

This month, Premier Kathleen Wynne tweeted “I'm happy to talk to any business owner about the minimum wage.” We welcome this openness by the Premier, and we encourage all Ontario businesses to contact the Premier to discuss how the quick implementation of these reforms is harming their ability to do business in the province. Furthermore, we encourage businesses to also tell the Premier that further offsets must be extended in the 2018 provincial budget in order to deal with rising input costs.

The OCC has visited many communities around the province and we know the best voice to discuss these unintended consequences comes from Ontario’s business owners. We are happy to hear the Premier also values their voice on this issue and we hope that this listening exercise will turn into real action.

Businesses can contact the Premier at:
premier@ontario.ca
416-325-1941

Together, we must ensure we are doing all we can so that Ontario remains competitive. Please feel free to contact the OCC for any support on this matter.

Chamber Members SAVE on products and services. Check out these Member 2 Member Offers.

NRG Alternatives - 10% Discount
Parsons Cleaners Member offer - 10% OFF
Stirling Festival Theatre - Group Discounts available to members
Belleville & District Shrine Club
Quinte Siding - 10% OFF
Constant Contact Chamber Member Offer
Shoppers Drug Mart - Save 20% on Thursdays
Grand & Toy - Cost-saving solutions
Group Benefit Plan for Chamber Members
Esso Chamber
Friendly Fires - 10% OFF
Be Prepared First Aid Traning - 15% off
Papa Johns Pizza Member Offer- 25% off
Superior Propane - Save 5% on fixed price propane
Allen Insurance - Exclusive Chamber Member Rates
OSM Website design - SAVE on services.
St. John Ambulance - Discount on training
Body Systems Nutrition - 15% OFF purchases.
Cloud Bookkeeping Services - 10% OFF
RBC - Save on Bank charges
Dinkles & Paulos Restaurants - 10% OFF
Jesan Property Maintenance - SAVE 10%
Grand & Toy - Members can save up to 85%
Jesan Property Maintenance - SAVE 10%
Constant Contact Chamber Member Offer
Shoppers Drug Mart - Save 20% on Thursdays
Dinkles & Paulos Restaurants - 10% OFF
Esso Chamber
Allen Insurance - Exclusive Chamber Member Rates
NRG Alternatives - 10% Discount
RBC - Save on Bank charges
Friendly Fires - 10% OFF
Belleville & District Shrine Club
Group Benefit Plan for Chamber Members
Quinte Siding - 10% OFF
OSM Website design - SAVE on services.
Grand & Toy - Cost-saving solutions
Cloud Bookkeeping Services - 10% OFF
Superior Propane - Save 5% on fixed price propane
Parsons Cleaners Member offer - 10% OFF
Papa Johns Pizza Member Offer- 25% off
Grand & Toy - Members can save up to 85%
Stirling Festival Theatre - Group Discounts available to members
St. John Ambulance - Discount on training
Be Prepared First Aid Traning - 15% off
Body Systems Nutrition - 15% OFF purchases.
Constant Contact Chamber Member Offer
Group Benefit Plan for Chamber Members
Superior Propane - Save 5% on fixed price propane
Cloud Bookkeeping Services - 10% OFF
Dinkles & Paulos Restaurants - 10% OFF
St. John Ambulance - Discount on training
Shoppers Drug Mart - Save 20% on Thursdays
Belleville & District Shrine Club
Papa Johns Pizza Member Offer- 25% off
Parsons Cleaners Member offer - 10% OFF
Be Prepared First Aid Traning - 15% off
Quinte Siding - 10% OFF
OSM Website design - SAVE on services.
RBC - Save on Bank charges
Grand & Toy - Members can save up to 85%
Jesan Property Maintenance - SAVE 10%
Esso Chamber
Grand & Toy - Cost-saving solutions
Allen Insurance - Exclusive Chamber Member Rates
NRG Alternatives - 10% Discount
Stirling Festival Theatre - Group Discounts available to members
Body Systems Nutrition - 15% OFF purchases.
Friendly Fires - 10% OFF