Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce

Provincial Issues

 

Through our active involvement with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and its advocacy and policy work, we are influencing the OCC’s policy agenda and making sure that they are lobbying for issues that are important for Kingston businesses.

Proposed Changes Summary Chart from Cunningham Swan Lawyers

Bill 148 (Labour Reform Legislation) - Updated October 2018 - Bill 47

Other work by the OCC

Taxation: The Ontario Chamber advocates for a competitive and simplified tax regime that is designed with a view to reducing the tax burden on job creators. The OCC encourages the government of Ontario to introduce reforms to the tax system, including; lowering the Business Education Tax rate, and creating a uniform rate across the province; reducing the corporate income tax rate to 10 percent; altering the provincial property tax structure to encourage growth; raising the exemption threshold on the Employer Health Tax.

Pharmacare: The Ontario Chamber network has released "Principles for an Effective Pharmacare Program" - highlighting 5 principles for the development of effective "pharmacare in Ontario". -REPORT