While today’s federal budget focused on a number of the right elements, more could have been done to continue to address Canada’s heavy tax burden.

“The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is pleased that the budget addresses a number of our recommendations in critical areas such as infrastructure, immigration, creation of an Employment Insurance Financing Board, and education and training. Furthermore, the budget puts in place a number of measures in response to recommendations made in the just released Chamber led coalition paper on reducing border costs. By contrast, the government’s extension of the accelerated capital cost allowance for manufacturers and processors came up short of Chamber members’ expectations” said Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

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The City of Oshawa is shedding a ‘less-than-stellar image’ and is capitalizing on its new reputation as a ‘high-tech, cutting-edge community.’ But several thorns remain, including the long-awaited redevelopment of the waterfront.

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Is your business prepared to deal with the realities of the new economy? Organizations that can effectively deal with the new challenges and problems have a chance to really thrive. Durham College Corporate Training Services is hosting a breakfast seminar to help businesses understand the underlying factors driving the global marketplace and what to do about them. The seminar will guide you through the key ideas around building a strategy, understanding innovation and using tools that will improve your business performance.

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Queen’s Park, Oct. 11 /CNW/ - Premier Dalton McGuinty got back to work today on behalf of hard-working Ontario families by confirming that he would create a new statutory holiday this February called Family Day.

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The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce CEO Nancy Shaw discusses membership with the Chamber.

The 2017 Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce President, Gary Valcour, discusses governance of the chamber.