Canadians have spoken decisively and given the Liberals a majority (in the recently concluded Federal Election) that no one thought possible. (Why do we even read polls anymore? Maybe we’d be better off scanning the stars.)
Here’s why the pollsters got it wrong. The number of people who voted Liberal shot up a staggering 149%, from 2.8 million in 2011 to 6.9 million this past Election Day.
Is Hamilton Canada’s Brooklyn?
TVO’s Steve Paikin to Moderate Ambitious City Event on November 16
HAMILTON October 30, 2015 — The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce today announced details of its third annual Ambitious City, a marquee event devoted to new and emerging leadership trends in progressive community building.
This year’s event will feature a spirited, interactive conversation on the question: Is Hamilton Canada’s Brooklyn?
Mayor Fred Eisenberger and Council
City of Hamilton
71 Main St. West
Re: Endorsement of Horizon Utilities Merger Proposal
Your Worship and Members of Council: You know the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce well as this city’s voice of business and an active contributor to improving the vitality of this great city for all its residents.
Hamilton, ON, October 20th, 2015: The Canadian Chamber of Commerce recently had it’s annual general meeting on October 17-19th. At the GA over 47 resolutions submitted from Chambers of Commerce across the country were formally debated and adopted by the membership. Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to report back that our’s titled: “Developing a National Urban Policy for Canadian Cities” was overwhelmingly approved by the delegation and is now an official advocacy priority of the Chambers.
Hamilton, Tuesday, October 13th, 2015: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with it’s partners Ontario and Canadian Chambers of Commerce has released a series of documents aimed at our members, Hamilton businesses and any other concerned citizens in the lead up to the Federal Election on October 19th. We encourage everyone to evaluate the official political parties based on how they match up to our platforms.
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On Monday, October 5th, the Government of Canada announced the conclusion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Here is what you need to know:
What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a free trade agreement among Canada and 11 other nations located around the Pacific: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam.
Hamilton, October 9th, 2015: A new report by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is calling on all federal parties to put Ontario’s economy in the spotlight during these final days of the 2015 election campaign. Through their report, Spotlight Ontario: How the Federal Parties stack up, the organization commends all parties for their commitments to lower the tax burden on Ontario’s small employers.
Hamilton, ON, October 2nd 2015: On October 7th, 2015, The Ancaster and Dundas divisions of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Townhall Meet and Greet with three federal election candidates from the official sitting parties in the Parliament of Canada. Invitation was also extended to the Green Party candidate Peter Ormond.
Hamilton, ON, Sept. 29, 2015 – Today, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released a report in response to the government’s decision to implement a province-wide cap and trade system. With this decision, Ontario is joining a growing number of jurisdictions who are taking action to address climate change, including large emitters like China and the United States.
The Government of Ontario is moving quickly to finalize the design of its Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, which is due to take effect on Jan. 1, 2017.
Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of over 150 employers released a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne outlining five outstanding concerns regarding the proposed pension plan.