“In the build up to the 2018 Provincial Election, the Ontario Chamber Network will be advocating Vote Prosperity with local provincial candidates across the province through meetings, social media activation and with the letter writing campaign. Vote Prosperity is built around four fundamental pillars to support a strong economy in Ontario: strengthening business competitiveness, fostering job creation, building healthy communities and improving government accountability.”
The Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the second annual Ontario Economic Report (OER), a comprehensive analysis of data and emerging trends on the economic health of the province. Original economic research from the report reveals that 77 per cent of Ontario businesses say access to talent remains the largest impact on their competitiveness and nearly half report a lack of confidence in the province’s economy.
This Economic Impact Analysis on Bill 148 reveals significant, sudden and sizable uncertainty for Ontario jobs, businesses and communities. The Keep Ontario Working coalition's commissioned analysis by CANCEA concludes it will put 185,000 jobs at risk.
Talent in Transition: Addressing the Skills Mismatch in Ontario identifies opportunities to better align the skills acquired by Ontarians with those required in the labour market. The data included within the report, along with consultation with our members, indicates that Ontario businesses are finding it more and more challenging to recruit properly qualified talent.
This report outlines 10 ways to increase competitiveness and economic growth in the Canadian economy. This is a time of both challenge and opportunity for Canada. The global economy’s slow growth and the rising tide of protectionism and geopolitical insecurity provide an uncertain canvas on which to paint the Canadian picture.
In our 2017 Pre-Budget Submission, the Newmarket Chamber asked the provincial government to support economic growth by expanding access to broadband. CRTC recently declared Broadband to be an essential service and we urged the Ontario government to capitalize on this by bridging the broadband gap and promoting competitive access to the next generation of fibre optic networks.
The data included within the report, along with consultation with our members, will form the four critical areas of advocacy in 2017: Skills & Workforce Development; Environment & Infrastructure; Health Transformation; and Energy & Electricity.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s annual Crystal Ball Report discusses the impact of the Trump administration's protectionist policy on the Canadian Business sector.
The Health Transformation Report is the final report that the Chamber Network has advocated on with respect to the Health Care Action Plan. The three strategic recommendations for governments are; shift Ontario towards a value-based health care system, modernize procurement and supply chain processes, and better integrate Ontario’s discoveries and innovations into the public health care system.
Care in our Control: Managing Innovation in Ontario’s Multi-Payer Health Care System, advocates for a new strategy to deal with this problem through the creation of a Health Cabinet which would be a collaborative effort aimed at utilizing and combining the expertise of industry, research and academia.
This report calls on the Ontario Government to move away from a central procurement model to a more competitive capacity market.
The Newmarket Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and other local chambers undertook a study on the impact of tourism within the province with the aim of gathering data on the economic effect the industry may have on businesses in Ontario.
This report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce utilizes survey data to examine the obstacles preventing Canadian businesses from adopting technology such as technical barriers, the costs related to software and hardware and Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation.