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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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$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 ...

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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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The Impact of Cap and Trade on Oakville Businesses

It was not surprising that when Oakville businesses were surveyed about the provincial governments cap and trade program, 82% of respondents agreed that the cap and trade plan should have been delayed until its impact ...

How Will Ontario’s Cap and Trade Program Impact Your Oakville Business?

While government has proceeded with the implementation of Cap and Trade, the Oakville Chamber of Commerce and Ontario Chamber of Commerce continue to work with our membership to try and educate businesses about what this ...

Advocating for Oakville Businesses for Smart Infrastructure

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce recently co-hosted a Symposium with the Professional Engineers of Ontario (Oakville Chapter) on “Smart Infrastructure”. We brought together representatives from business, academia, government and leading industry experts to discuss one ...

How the the Provincial Government’s Growth Plan affects Oakville

Recently, the Provincial government proposed changes to the Provinces land use plans of which three apply to Halton: the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan.

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