Ontario Must Create the Right Conditions for Business CompetitivenessApril 19, 2022
(TORONTO- April 19, 2022) – The COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis have created an unstable environment for Ontario business. Inflation, labour shortages and supply chain backlogs have been exacerbated by the global state of emergency. Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released Vote Prosperity, outlining the OCC’s priorities for the next four years.
“If we want our economy and people to emerge stronger – amid so much uncertainty – Ontario must focus on creating the right environment for business competitiveness, predictability, and growth,” said Rocco Rossi, President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “This also means having a clear and comprehensive plan to manage the ongoing threats the pandemic poses to Ontario’s reopening and recovery.”
Business competitiveness results in more prosperous communities, higher consumer confidence, high-quality jobs, and a more resilient economy. This requires:
- Boosting confidence and predictability
- Implementing pro-growth policies
- Building resilient communities
- Supporting entrepreneurship and innovation
The recommendations outlined in OCC’s Vote Prosperity were developed together with businesses, associations, labour, 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.
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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