Earlier this month Peter Garrett and I had an opportunity to attend the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s Advocacy Series. Chamber leaders across Ontario discussed business and community challenges and solutions. Sessions were held with each of the four political parties in Ontario that hold seats in Ontario’s legislature. Each of the sessions offered an opportunity to hear directly from political party leadership about their vision for Ontario and changes in provincial policies that will achieve their vision.
There are no shortage of challenges businesses and community members face related to the future of Ontario’s economic, long term care, health, energy systems and the housing affordability crisis. I encourage business community members to review each of the party policy platforms up to election day to be held or before June 2, 2022 and decide which platform best services Ontario’s needs as a place to grow and prosper.
The Whitby Chamber of Commerce’s Advocacy Committee continues looking for opportunities to support our businesses collectively. A big celebratory moment to our most recent advocacy win – removal of tolls on Highway 412 and 418. This is a significant policy change that levels the playing field for the treatment of highways and tolling across the GTA. The Committee recognizes the advocacy leadership of Whitby MPP Lorne Coe, who made this announcement with Premier Doug Ford on February 18, 2022.
Our advocacy committee actively volunteers and recognizes the benefits of coming together to serve the collective business interests in Whitby. If you’re interested in learning more about our Whitby Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Committee, contact with Natalie Prychitko, CEO and apply today.
– Daniel Van Kampen, Economic Development Officer at the Town of Whitby