OCC looks forward to championing economic growth with the 43rd provincial governmentJune 3, 2022
(Toronto – June 3, 2022) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President, and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), released the following statement following the provincial election:
“On behalf of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and our members, I would like to congratulate Premier Doug Ford and his caucus on their election win. I would also like to congratulate Ontario’s New Democratic Party for once again forming official opposition. As the indispensable partner of business, we look forward to working with the government and all parties on policy solutions to advance economic growth in the province.
“Competing ideas are at the heart of democracy, and we would like to commend all party leaders and candidates who put their names forward to serve their communities during this provincial election. I would like to extend my gratitude to resigning leaders Andrea Horwath and Steven Del Duca for their leadership and service to Ontarians.
“Ontario businesses have faced unprecedented years characterized by a prolonged pandemic, record-high inflation, supply chain disruptions, labour shortages, and geopolitical turmoil. The time is now to focus on pro-growth measures to support economic recovery.”
About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan, indispensable partner of Ontario business. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members.
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Backgrounder: Vote Prosperity
As outlined in OCC’s election priorities document, Vote Prosperity, parties should be focused on policies that result in more prosperous communities, improved business confidence, high-quality jobs, and a more resilient economy. This requires:
- Boosting confidence and predictability by modernizing regulation, committing to meaningful consultations, and developing a long-term plan to tackle Ontario’s debt without increasing taxes or cutting valuable programs and services.
- Implementing pro-growth policies through helping businesses access the capital, markets, and talent they need to grow.
- Building resilient communities by bolstering health care capacity, addressing climate change, and bridging our infrastructure gaps, including housing.
- Supporting entrepreneurship and innovation with targeted supports and a bold approach on technology adoption and data innovation.
The recommendations outlined in OCC’s Vote Prosperity were developed together with businesses, associations, post-secondary institutions, as well as chambers of commerce and boards of trade from across the province.
As the indispensable partner of business, we look forward to putting our members’ issues front and centre this election. To ensure the next provincial election addresses the most important issues, we have developed Vote Prosperity. Read the full plan.