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RAPID POLICY UPDATE: Ontario's 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan On October 26, the Ontario Government released its 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), Delivering Fairness and Choice. The plan comes after a year-long consultation, which saw engagement from across the province. The OCC as put together a Rapid Policy Update including a high-level synopsis of the plan, including the Ontario Chamber of Commerce's analysis and comparison to our Long-Term Energy Submission, Leading the Charge. Here are the Key Initiatives identified in Delivering Fairness and Choice for Business: ​ Ensuring Affordable and Accessible Energy The LTEP
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From the Desk of Chamber CEO Jill Raycroft This is the week we switch our red poppies for red hats (or red noses) – and sure enough, tonight marks the official launch of the holiday season in Belleville with the lighting ceremony down at Meyers Pier. The Salvation Army kettle campaign also launched this week and Operation Red Nose is getting a bit of press before their volunteers take to the roads next weekend. The trees are up Downtown, it’s Home for the Holidays with Habitat on Saturday and Santa arrives on Sunday!  And so it begins… Here at the Chamber, we are putting together a great breakfast conversation
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Fighting the Good Fight Over Tax Changes Over the last 8-10 weeks, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber Network have been fighting the good fight over tax changes that threatened businesses across the country. When we work as one network, we can achieve great things. Our collective heightened efforts on the tax changes have made the federal government rethink their proposals. As of mid-October, we saw the government adjust their original plans for tinkering with the tax system. This was the “network in motion” at its best. When we all work together, we can achieve great things. We have been successful
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From the Desk of Chamber CEO Jill Raycroft Today we coordinated a lunch & learn session in partnership with Wilkinson & Company to review the proposed federal tax changes and their impending impact on small and family owned corporations. It was great to see some familiar faces but also encouraging to welcome a few new people in the crowd. We strive to find ways to bring you relevant and important information to help your business prosper. Based on the questions during the session, it was evident this particular topic has caused concern and some confusion. While changes aren't yet set in stone, Kris was able to offer some
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5 Minutes for Business In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, shares the reasons behind Canada's booming economy, whether the growth will continue and what we should be doing to drive up our country's competitiveness.  Read 5 Minutes for Business to learn more about the key drivers behind Canada's staggering 4.5% growth in the second quarter and what we need to consider if we're to roll up our sleeves and compete internationally. For more information, please contact Hendrik Brakel. 
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