Bill 148 will increase the cost of consumer goods and services by $1,300 per household starting in 2018, according to new analysis by leading economics firm Dufferin County, Monday, August 14 – Today the Keep Ontario Working Coalition (KOW), in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Dufferin Board of Trade, released… Read more »
For Immediate Release | August 9, 2017 Dufferin County, ON: On Tuesday August 8th, 2017, The Dufferin Board of Trade welcomed employers and community stakeholders from across the County to a town hall discussion on Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. As the front-line resource for the Dufferin business community, the Dufferin Board of… Read more »
The Keep Ontario Working coalition calls for Ontario Government to give employers more time to adjust to sweeping reforms TORONTO, July 10, 2017: The Keep Ontario Working group, a coalition of Ontario’s leading industry and sector associations, sent an open letter to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne which urges the Government of Ontario to slow… Read more »
Shelburne, ON June 27, 2017: The Town of Shelburne would like to announce the retirement of long time CAO/Clerk, John Telfer effective August 4, 2017. After 14 years of service with the Town of Shelburne, Council accepted his letter of resignation effective August 4, 2017. John was hired as Clerk in 2003 and was appointed Acting… Read more »
Modernizing NAFTA – Come Join Our Campaign! This brief from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce reflects on the relentless efforts of business communities around the world in support of trade and what you can do to put the power of the Chamber network behind NAFTA. Click here to read the brief.
Dufferin, ON: The Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2017 Business Excellence Awards (BEAs). Nominations are being accepted through the Dufferin Board of Trade website.
Bob Burnside of Orangeville has received a Provincial Senior of the Year Award. The award — in recognition of outstanding contributions to the community — was presented by Councillor Scott Wilson who chairs the Orangeville Seniors/Age-Friendly Community Committee.
On May 30th 2017 the Government of Ontario announced sweeping changes to Ontario’s employment and labour laws. The Dufferin Board of Trade and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce have been vocal opponents of many of the reforms maintaining that they tip the economic balance in a profoundly negative way. These sweeping changes have the potential… Read more »
Changes Will Hurt Job Creation, Consumer Costs and Economic Growth Dufferin County, May 30, 2017 – The Keep Ontario Working coalition, in partnership with the Dufferin Board of Trade and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), today expressed concern that the Government of Ontario’s Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Plan, commits to unproven sweeping reforms… Read more »
5 Minutes for Business: Fast and Furious—Negotiating NAFTA This brief from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce considers whether politics will interfere with renegotiating a better, modern NAFTA that will benefit Canadian business. Click here to read.