5 Minutes for Business
The Accelerating Pace of Change
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 by the accelerating pace of change begs caution, but ultimately fortune will favour the bold firms and governments that can seize upon the speed of the turning moment.
This theme is further
December 14, 2018
From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft
I mentioned last week there was a lot on the go; of course, it's the same for all of us this time of year and I appreciate your indulgence with my story but looking back over the past few days, each held culminating moments of what the Chamber is here to do – help your business prosper by connecting, representing and sharing.
We are, by historical reputation, the Voice of Business. Over the past (almost) two years, Rosi and I have contemplated what that meant and wondered whether we were validating that statement or should be doing more... I feel a bit like Scrooge in the Christmas
December 12, 2018 - Jill Raycroft
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce released Moving Forward: A Strategic Approach to Ontario’s Transportation Needs calling on the Ontario Government to develop a Long-Term Transportation Plan.
The policy report identifies three areas of opportunity to address the current and future transportation needs of the province and improve the mobility of Ontarians.
Transit planning governance;
Moving people and goods by rail; and
The report also includes thirteen tangible recommendations for better managing the province’s interconnected transportation assets, and
December 11, 2018
Canadian Chamber Crystal Ball Report
Last night, 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 corporate strategy and corporate development, analytics, technology, marketing, innovation, human resources, regulatory and public affairs, global resourcing and procurement, and the global
December 4, 2018
Ontario Chamber & Chamber Network Advocacy
Repeal of Bill 148
The Government of Ontario’s announcement regarding the Making Ontario Open for Business Act included a near-full repeal of Bill 148. This is welcome news for workers and businesses of all sizes throughout Ontario, as well as a bold step in creating a stronger and more prosperous province.
On behalf of our 60,000 members in 135 communities, we are absolutely thrilled that the Government of Ontario is holding strong in its commitment to keep Ontario open for business. It is now more critical than ever to create an economy that ensures both employers and employees are
December 3, 2018