Premier Doug Ford Says Cutting Red Tape is First Step To Growing Ontario EconomyOctober 26, 2018
(Toronto – October 26, 2018) – Ontario Premier Doug Ford addressed delegates today at the annual Ontario Economic Summit, being presented by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
“We’ve heard loud and clear from businesses across Ontario that job growth starts with cutting the burdensome, job-killing red tape that is driving jobs and investment out of our province,” said Ford. “We are making Ontario open for business.”
The summit culminated today with remarks by Ontario Premier Doug Ford preceded by a conversation between Kelly Craft, U.S. Ambassador to Canada and David MacNaughton, Ambassador of Canada to the United States, who held an in-conversation with summit participants.
The Ontario Economic Summit brings together thought leaders from government, business, academia, and the not-for-profit sector to discuss how Ontario can overcome emerging workforce issues including artificial intelligence, automation, and competition. This year’s summit is entitled “The Workforce of Tomorrow: Confronting Disruption as Ontario Transitions to a Learning-Based Economy.”
“We are bringing together leaders from different industries, backgrounds and experiences so that an exchange of ideas can happen and we can begin to generate solutions to some of the issues facing our economy. 77% of Ontario businesses saying that access to talent is critical to their competitiveness, so it is important we develop ways to ensure our workers are better skilled for new and emerging technologies,” explains Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “The future of the Ontario workforce will be vital to whether our province and our country can compete and excel globally.”
The summit provided delegates the opportunity to hear about the new priorities and policies of the new provincial government as well as to get an insight into U.S.-Canada relations. Delegates will also hear from Premier Doug Ford and E.M. Blake Hutcheson, President and Chief Pension Officer, OMERS and Chair, Oxford Properties Group among others. Key Ontario Cabinet Ministers will also held in-camera roundtables with Ontario’s business leaders.
The latest agenda can be found on the Summit website.
For more information:
Ceara Copps – Edwards, Communications Advisor, Ontario Chamber of Commerce