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Competitive Business - Burloak Underpass

Securing a competitive business climate in Ontario

Remaining competitive, specifically when it comes to taxes and regulations, continues to be a priority for Oakville Chamber members.

Oakville Chamber Membership Priorities

Oakville Chamber Member priorities for Ontario Government

Oakville Chamber delivers member priorities to Minister of Finance Rod Phillips, MPP Stephen Crawford and MPP Triantafilopoulos during Budget Consultation.

2020 Budget needs to Support Existing Oakville Business

On November 19th the Town of Oakville launched their proposed 2020 Operating and Capital Budgets to the Budget Committee.

Urban Mobility

Urban Mobility & Transportation: Driving Oakville Forward

As our communities become more “connected” through the collection of data, artificial intelligence and technology, it is vital that we are prepared for the business climate of the future.  To that end, the Chamber is ...

Tax System

It’s time for a comprehensive review of the Canadian Tax system

Canada’s tax system is simply not working anymore.  Businesses say it is deterring investment and driving it elsewhere.  It is affecting our ability to bring labour, talent and skills to our economy which impacts the ...

proposed tax measures

Federal proposed tax measures effect on Small Business

Much has happened since the federal government’s unveiling of its proposed tax measures in July. Together, communities across Canada including Oakville stood by our business owners and voiced our opposition

Oakville Business Tax Fairness September 2017

Tax Fairness? An Oakville business perspective

When it comes to describing a person who owns an Oakville business a few characteristics come to mind.  Hard working, committed, risk taker and driven.

Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi

Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi speaks to Chamber

This week, Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi spoke to the Oakville Chamber of Commerce on the government’s initiatives surrounding the justice system and the need to embrace technology and improve efficiencies.

$15 Minimum Wage, Yes Balloons

$15 Minimum Wage’s Unintended Consequences

The provincial government has introduced legislation that will increase the current minimum wage by over 30% from $11.40 to $15.00 per hour over the next 18 months. Small business owners are expressing concern about the ...

Lakeshore Bridge over 16 Mile Creek

Oakville Chamber policy recommendations for infrastructure become key priority for the Ontario Chamber

The Oakville Chamber’s policy recommendations for infrastructure spending were approved on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting, in Sarnia, Ontario.

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