2018 Fall Economic Statement

November 23, 2018

On November 21, the Government of Canada released its 2018 Fall Economic Statement entitled “Investing in Middle Class Jobs”, which provides an update on the government’s finances and announces commitments to improve Canada’s competitiveness. The government is projecting steady, moderate growth in Canada’s economy, with real GDP forecasted to rise by 2 percent in 2018…. Read more »

Award Winners Recognized at Gala in Mono

November 22, 2018

Dufferin County, ON, November 22, 2018:  Yesterday, The Dufferin Women in Business, a committee of the Dufferin Board of Trade, gathered to celebrate the winners of the 2018 Sparkle Awards at the Monora Park Pavilion in Mono. A total of four awards were presented to the deserving recipients. The Dufferin Women in Business are pleased… Read more »

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. Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018. received royal assent on November 21, 2018.  Modernizing Ontario’s apprenticeship system… 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 »