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Advocacy Letters

As the largest business organization in Durham Region, the Chamber serves as a lead advocate for business issues, representing the interests of business to local, provincial, and federal government leaders and policy-makers. Legislation that affects regional business is our top concern, and we strive to act as a voice for the entire Chamber membership.

Listening to the concerns of our members is paramount at the Chamber. If you have any comments, questions or concerns on any issue, please forward them to ceo@oshawachamber.com.

Recent Letters > > >

FEBRUARY 13, 2014 – Letter from Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) to the Honourable Yasir Naqvi, MPP, Minister of Labour Re: Reforming Ontario’s Broken Interest Arbitration System.

 NOVEMBER 13, 2013 – Letter from Canadian Chamber of Commerce to Minister of Energy, the Hon. Bob Chiarelli RE: Support for Canada’s Nuclear Industry in Ontario

OCTOBER 28, 2013Letter from Ontario Chamber of Commerce to Minister of Energy, the Hon. Bob Chiarelli RE: Support for OPG’s Darlington Nuclear Station

OCTOBER 17, 2013 – Letter to Minister of Energy, the Hon. Bob Chiarelli RE: Deferral of New Nuclear decision by province

JUNE 7 2013 – Letter to John Howe, VP Metrolinx regarding funding

AUGUST 16 2010 RESPONSE from Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Transportation – RE:The recent announcement of the phasing of Highway 407 through Durham

JULY 5, 2010 – RESPONSE from Premier Dalton McGuinty – RE:The recent announcement of the phasing of Highway 407 through Durham

JUNE 25, 2010 – RE:The recent announcement of the phasing of Highway 407 through Durham > Letter to the Hon. Dalton McGuinty

FEBRUARY 5, 2010 – RE: Accommodation Review Committee East Oshawa Secondary Schools > Letter to the Hon. Dalton McGuinty, M.P.P., Premier of Ontario and the Honourable Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Education

JANUARY 29, 2010 – RE: Accommodation Review Committee East Oshawa Secondary Schools > Letter to Mr. Larry Jacula, Chair of Trustees & Durham District School Board Trustees, Durham District School Board and Mr. Martyn Beckett, Director of Education Durham, District School Board

DECEMBER 4, 2009 – RESPONSE from Premier Dalton McGuinty – RE: Letter to RIght Hon. Steven Harper, MP, Prime Minister of Canada and the Hon. Dalton McGuinty, M.P.P., Premier of Ontario entitled Indecision is destroying opportunity for Canada to create jobs in the Nuclear Industry

NOVEMBER 18, 2009 – RE: Indecision is destroying opportunity for Canada to create jobs in the Nuclear Industry > Letter to RIght Hon. Steven Harper, MP, Prime Minister of Canada and the Hon. Dalton McGuinty, M.P.P., Premier of Ontario

SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 – RE: Oshawa Harbour > Letter to the Hon. John Baird, Minister of Transport, INfrastructure and Communications

JUNE 23, 2009 – RE: Oshawa Harbour > Letter to the Hon. John Baird, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communications