• News for Political

    Thursday, December 13, 2018
    In the face of social, economic and political change, some reports quickly decline in their relevance. This is not one of them.The impacts of climate change regulations are becoming clear. Our economy continues to suffer from capital flight, significant increases in retail energy bills, and our regulatory system is cumbersome and lacks predictability due to the layering of regulations. This ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Education, Human Interest, Community
    Thursday, December 13, 2018
    In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, we examine the accelerating pace of change in our economy. For many sectors, the economic fundamentals, the borders of industries, the value of different assets and even the types of competitors are rapidly shifting. While change to this degree can be uncomfortable or even destructive, it can also contain the seeds of opportunity. The uncertainty created ...read more
    Categories: Political, Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    The holiday season is upon us! St. Thomas Uncorked tickets make a great, unique gift and there are only 10 days left for the Early Bird ticket special! Don't miss your chance - it's over 50% sold out. The CCC release their Crystal Ball Report this week.. have a read. Impact Award tickets are also on sale now. Reserve your table today to hear keynote speaker, Peter Mansbridge.Click here for all the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political
    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    A Data Deficit: The Risk of Getting It Wrong These days, the ratio of computer ownership is virtually one to one—everyone has some form of personal computing device. By 2020, the new information generated per second for every human being will approximately amount to 1.7 megabytes and the accumulated volume of big data will increase from 4.4 zettabytes to roughly 44 zettabytes It is within this ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political, Chamber
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    Recently, business and association executives, as well as senior public servants, gathered at our annual Crystal Ball Symposium to hear from leading experts on how trends in technology, the global economy and international politics will affect Canadian business 2019 and beyond.    This year’s event featured Linda Mantia, Chief Operating Officer for Manulife.  Responsible for globally leading ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, December 03, 2018
    The St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) have released Moving Forward: Towards a Strategic Approach to Ontario’s Transportation Needs (Part I), a policy report calling on the Ontario Government to develop a Long-Term Transportation Plan. To address the current and future transportation needs of the province, the report highlights three areas of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Political, Economic, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Thursday, November 22, 2018
    Today, the federal government released the Fall Economic Update, which contains a number of important measures to address Canada’s competitiveness gap with other countries, but more urgently needs to be done. Faster write-offs for new investment, regulatory reform and concrete actions to accelerate the removal of barriers to trade within Canada are all important steps in the right direction, and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Thursday, November 22, 2018
    Business Community Applauds Labour Reforms Critical to a Strong Ontario Economy Last week the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the following statement in response to the Government of Ontario’s receipt of royal assent for Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018. “On behalf of our Members and the Ontario Chamber Network, we are pleased the Government of Ontario is holding ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    In this week's edition of Green Mail, there are a lot of exciting announcements! Save the date, May 9 for our new business award presentations, the Impact Awards. Guest speaker Peter Mansbridge will join us for the celebration. The first block of tickets go on sale tomorrow! January 26 is date night out at the 2019 St. Thomas Uncorked. This popular wine-tasting event features Jamie Quai from Quai ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, November 16, 2018
    On November 15, the Government of Ontario released its 2018 Fall Economic Statement entitled “2018 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review”, which provides an update on the government’s finances and announces commitments for the upcoming 2019 Budget. The government is projecting steady, moderate growth in Ontario’s economy, with real GDP forecasted to rise by 2 percent in 2018. The Fall ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Political