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    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    Our analysis and review of Ontario employment law changes proposed under Bill 148 is done and finds a staggering $23 billion cost to businesses and consumers. Events updates (including this week's Business After 5 at Elgin Chrysler), a look at NAFTA talks starting Wednesday, and much more. Click here to connect with the August 15 edition of the St. Thomas & District Chamber's weekly ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Chamber, Economic, Papers/Research
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    One of the pet peeves at the Canadian Chamber is when governments talk about infrastructure investment purely in terms of how many billions they’re spending, often with few details about what the infrastructure is trying to achieve. That’s why, last month, they released a report called Stuck in Traffic for 10,000 Years: Canadian Problems that Infrastructure Can Solve . This report ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Political, Chamber, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, August 14, 2017
    185,000 Ontario Jobs at Risk from Bill 148: Independent Economic Impact Analysis Bill 148 will increase the cost of consumer goods and services by $1,300 per household starting in 2018 , according to new analysis by leading economics firm The Keep Ontario Working Coalition (KOW), in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Community, Education, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 08, 2017
    August means lots of Golf at the Chamber with two different Golf Days scheduled. The Elgin Chrysler Best Ball Open still has a few spots left for foursomes, twosomes or even single golfers looking for a fun afternoon at The Bluffs. Don't miss the Sing Along under The Big Top! Click here for the August 8 edition of Green Mail.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest
    Friday, August 04, 2017
    With every tax increase, the hands of Canadian business have no choice but to dig deeper and deeper in the same pocket. Initially, these tax hikes may not appear significant, but overtime, the burden accumulates drawing on the last straw. Canada, you're a pricey place to do business. In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business , Hendrik Brakel, Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article, Political
    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Don't miss your chance for the best golf deal around - only a few foursomes remain in the Elgin Chrysler Best Ball Open! Order tickets today for the Elvis and Roy Orbison tribute show under the Big Top. For all the details, click here to read the August 1 edition of Green Mail.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    The Explosive Debate around Minimum Wage Big increases to minimum wage are becoming fashionable in Canada: first Alberta (from $12.20 currently to $15 in October 2018), then B.C. (from $10.35 to $11.35 in September 2017) and now Ontario (from $11.40 to $15.00 in January 2019, a 30% hike in 18 months). Are workers better off or does it mean fewer jobs? In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business , ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Political
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    For the second consecutive year, the City of St. Thomas has been named to the MoneySense magazine list of the Canada's Best Places To Live. And lightning struck twice! The Municipality of Central Elgin, next-door to St. Thomas, also made the list coming at #38. St. Thomas is ranked 107 among 417 municipalities named. Ottawa ranked #1 overall. The list ranks communities according to scores on ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    Stuck in Traffic for 10,000 Years: Canadian Problems that Infrastructure Investment Can Solve The latest major research effort by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is a 49-page report that examines the effects of various deficiencies in infrastructure, ranging from access to broadband internet to improving the Ontario-Québec trade corridor with the U.S., lack of new pipelines and the ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Chamber, Economic, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Thursday, June 08, 2017
    From the highways and byways of Canada – from Cape Spear in the east to Vancouver Island in the west; from Point Pelee in the south to Yellowknife in the north – Canadian destinations all have something on order to celebrate Canada’s big year! That’s why, together, with our partners at Esso, we are excited to announce that we are hosting a summer photo contest under the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest