Ontario Chamber of Commerce Report
December 17, 2014 – Earlier this month, the Government of Ontario introduced legislation that will pave the way for a new public pension scheme for the province. The ORPP, which aims to supplement the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), will require employers to match employee pension contributions, increasing the cost of doing business. We know that you share our concern over the ORPP.
That’s why we responded to this announcement with a communications strategy that urges the government to defer legislation and answer outstanding questions about the impact the plan could have on the province’s economic competitiveness.Learn more about the results of our efforts by reading our media release and checking out some of the coverage we received in the Toronto Star, Canadian Press, Ottawa Citizen, and Financial Post.
The province is scheduled to release a consultative paper on December 17, 2014. We will be leading the development of a joint submission from the entire Chamber Network. Further, we will be working to schedule consultations with the Minister throughout Ontario. Stay tuned in the New Year for more information.