Improving Ontario’s Business Climate Focus Of Debate

October 1, 2015 – In a continuing effort to keep the electorate informed the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Durham Region Homebuilders’ Association and the Durham Region Association of REALTORS® will host an election debate for the Oshawa and Durham ridings on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre.

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce (GOCC) is calling on local candidates in the federal election to take action in order to improve Ontario’s business climate and foster economic growth. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the GOCC, recently released its report, Federal Priorities for the Ontario Economy: Business Priorities, which among other recommendations, calls on all political parties to tackle Canada’s growing debt, address policy harmonization between govenment’s, invest in critical infrastructure, improve the manufacturing sector’s to the world and pay down the federal debt.

“This federal election comes at a critical time for the country,” says Bob Malcolmson CEO of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce. “Our economy is recovering, but growth is sluggish. More than ever, government has to ensure it is doing everything in its power to encourage investment and job creation in Ontario and across Canada.”

The Liberal, Conservative, NDP and Green candidates from the two ridings have been invited to attend and state their platforms and debate the issues of concern to the business community. The breakfast debate will be held at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre at 1011 Bloor Street East in Oshawa beginning at 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Have a question you want answered at the debate?

The report, In Focus: Federal Priorities for the Ontario Economy outlines the major challenges inhibiting the province’s economic success and provides recommendations to Ontario’s political parties.

“Improving the business climate in Ontario is good for everyone: it will encourage investment in the province, create jobs, and improve our prosperity,” says Allan O’Dette, President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “All parties must be prepared to take the bold actions necessary to secure a successful future for Ontario.”

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Isabelle Foley

As Director of Member Success I strive to help members connect and get the most out of their chamber membership. I am an advocate for local businesses and passionate about spotlighting our community's success. Join the growth!


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