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.

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