Today brings a renewed sense of optimism with public health measures being lifted across the province, and spring arriving soon. A list of the provincially mandated public health measures being lifted is below. Certainly, many questions for business remain, including those who may choose to continue to use the proof of vaccination system. The Chamber is here to listen and support business as uncertainty remains to build safe and profitable business operations.
The Chamber’s 14th Annual MP/MPP Breakfast on Friday, February 25 was well attended, even as the winter weather made for a challenging commute. While coverage focused on the invasion of Ukraine, MP Brock and MPP Bouma covered much wider range of issues, including rural and inter-urban infrastructure, economic recovery, immigration and the labour market, and several others. Thank you again to our partners Six Nations Polytech, Conestoga College, and Wilfrid Laurier University for supporting the event. Please check out the event on our YouTube channel here.
This week is Advocacy Week with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, with the Chamber meeting with several government and opposition MPPs virtually at Queens Park. The proposed Working for Workers Act (see below) will be on the table for discussion, as well as red tape reduction and pandemic recovery, please let us know how these and other issues might impact your business.
For industrial and commercial customers, the Ontario Energy Board request your feedback on the reliability and quality of power you receive. If convenient, a short survey is here: Reliability and Power Quality Review
Our Rapid Testing Kit program continues to be popular and continues to experience supply chain issues. Please see our poll regarding the potential future use of the program.
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