Making Ontario Open for Business Act

October 29, 2018

On October 23, the Government of Ontario announced Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 which includes a near-full repeal of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, and improvements to Ontario’s apprenticeship system. Modernizing Ontario’s apprenticeship system will make strides towards closing the skills gap, provide more opportunities to young people, and… Read more »

Ontario Government Taking Bold Action to Make the Province Open for Business: Dufferin Board of Trade and Ontario Chamber of Commerce  

October 26, 2018

For Immediate Release | October 26, 2018 Dufferin County, ON: Today, the Dufferin Board of Trade and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the following statement in response to the Government of Ontario’s announcement regarding the Making Ontario Open for Business Act. The announcement included a near full repeal of Bill 148, dissolution of… Read more »


October 19, 2018

  Dufferin County, ON: On October 18th, 2018, the Dufferin Board of Trade celebrated the winners of the 2018 Business Excellence Awards. Business leaders from across the county gathered for the awards gala at the OAS Event Centre for an evening of celebration. A total of eight distinguished awards were presented. The Dufferin Board of Trade… Read more »


October 15, 2018

For Immediate Release | October 15, 2018 Dufferin County ON: On October 11th 2018, The Dufferin Board of Trade received the proclamation from Warden Paul Mills of the County of Dufferin, proclaiming the week of October 14 – 20, 2018 as Small Business Week in Dufferin. Small Business Week is an opportunity to highlight the… Read more »

Mag Ruffman Announced as Emcee at the 2018 Business Excellence Awards

October 1, 2018

The Dufferin Board of Trade is proud to announce celebrated producer, actress and television host, Mag Ruffman, as the Emcee of the 2018 Business Excellence Awards. Ruffman has played roles in films such as Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea and TV series Road to Avonlea. In addition to her acting, Ruffman works… Read more »

Statement Re: The Orangeville Election Forum on September 18, 2018

September 19, 2018

Following the Orangeville Election Forum hosted by the Dufferin Board of Trade on September 18, 2018, it was brought to the attention of the organization that there were apparent issues with the time-keeping during both the Council candidate introductions and the Mayor and Deputy Mayor Q & A session. After reviewing the footage from the… Read more »

Ontario Chamber Calls on Provincial Government to Immediately Repeal Bill 148

August 30, 2018

For Immediate Release | August 30, 2018 Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is calling on the Government of Ontario to immediately repeal the drastic labour reforms introduced by Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act, 2017. Recent testimonials from the Ontario business community showcase a common theme – the labour reforms established… Read more »