Research and Reports

The Dufferin Board of Trade works in partnership with the policy team at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to advocate for a more business friendly atmosphere in Ontario. The OCC is Ontario’s largest, most inclusive, and credible business network and they undertake research on Ontario’s most pressing policy issues from a business perspective. This research is used to propose and advocate for solutions that will foster the growth of Ontario businesses and lead to the creation of jobs in the province. The OCC’s policy work is evidence-based and driven by their members. As a member of the Dufferin Board of Trade your business will benefit from the advocacy efforts.

Ontario Chamber of Commerce releases an open letter to Premier Wynne addressing deficiencies in the arbitration system

March 1, 2017

On February 28, 2017, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) sent an open letter to Premier Wynne regarding Ontario’s interest arbitration system. While the OCC and their member network, including the Dufferin Board of Trade, greatly value the contributions and protections that emergency services personnel provide to our communities, we recognize that the costs of…Read more »

Dufferin Board of Trade “leading the charge” on increased affordability and transparency for energy system

December 14, 2016

Dufferin County, Ontario, December 14, 2016: Today, the Dufferin Board of Trade in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is calling on the provincial government to take bold steps to address the affordability challenge of energy pricing in Dufferin County. In its submission on the Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP), the organization is… Read more »

Ontario Chamber of Commerce Lays the Groundwork to Ensure the Future Competitiveness of the Provincial Agri-food Sector in New Report

October 5, 2016

TORONTO, ON, October 5, 2016: The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the report Fertile Ground: Growing the Competitiveness of Ontario’s Agri-food Sector, which presents a series of recommendations designed to address barriers to the competitiveness of the agri-food sector in the province. As one of the most significant economic drivers in the province, the agri-food… Read more »