In a marathon meeting on Friday, December 18, 2009
“The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce welcomed the news of the deal, details of which are being kept under close wraps by the City, which will transform the Oshawa waterfront and put ten years of debate and political posturing to bed so we can all get on with business”, stated Dave Hare, Chamber President.
Since October 1998, when the discussion of a CPA was first presented, the Chamber of Commerce has supported an industrial, commercial and recreational operation at Port Oshawa so long as it can remain financially self-sufficient. The Chamber feels the Port has significant economic benefits for existing businesses in Durham Region and the potential to attract new businesses and in these tough economic times, help create jobs.
In April, Finance Minister Flaherty and MP
The Chamber hopes that by the end of January the deal on the harbour will be finalized and it will clear the way for the shovels to be in the ground for remediation of the lands by early spring and with the new CPA in place in early 2010.