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  • Business sector looking for firm commitments this provincial election

    Measures need to be taken to help businesses compete says Ian McLean This column will be the first of many related to the upcoming Ontario election. If the current polls are an indication, the next five months could see regular shifts and turns and nothing will be certain until election night. Our colleagues at the […]

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  • WR Connector program launched to help newcomers and international grads build networks

    Making connections Waterloo Region needs more recruits to help build the local knowledge-based economy. With thousands of local tech jobs and advanced manufacturing positions still unfilled, it means casting a wider net for new talent and retaining some of the international students who have come here to study. A new program called WR Connectors is […]

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  • Provincial government has to end restrictive tendering

    An issue that persists for all levels of government across Canada is the provision of infrastructure and the ability to plan for future population and economic growth. The infrastructure portfolio is large and includes roads, transit, educational institutions, health care and many structures that are below ground — such as sewers and water mains — […]

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  • How Ion is spurring new development

    On November 9, 2017 the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce hosted a Networking Breakfast at the Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo. Attendees received an update from Rod Regier, Commissioner of Planning, Development & Legislative Services for the Region of Waterloo, on the ION Rapid Transit system and how it will impact the Region and local business. […]

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  • Wynne visits region, promotes plan of ‘fairness and opportunity’

    KITCHENER — Premier Kathleen Wynne spoke with Kitchener-Waterloo’s business community on Monday, providing an overview of her government’s past record and future plans. “Our plan addresses head on the issues of fairness and opportunity,” Wynne said to the crowd in downtown Kitchener at a luncheon hosted by the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. The […]

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  • Conservative leader criticizes tax reform proposals

    KITCHENER — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer voiced criticism of proposed Liberal tax reforms for small businesses during a visit to the Waterloo Region. Scheer had a daylong schedule of events in the region on Friday, which included lunch at the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce attended by about 100 local business owners and professionals. […]

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  • Supply management a local hot-button issue with NAFTA

    The reopening of the North American Free Trade Agreement – talks got underway this week – is but the latest saga in a long history of Canadian trade and tariff issues. “Tariffs,” as the historian Robert Bothwell put it in his Penguin History of Canada, “were the great theological question of nineteenth century politics,” and […]

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  • Committee hears from all sides in labour debate

    There was no lack of opinions shared with Ontario’s standing committee on finance and economic affairs as delegates lined up to have their say concerning Bill 148’s amendments to the employment standards and labour relation acts Tuesday, July 18, in Kitchener. The committee heard from about 20 organizations and individuals during the course of the […]

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  • Businesses and volunteers honoured in Kitchener

    Every year, the Business excellence Awards Gala is attended by over 900 members, including the area’s most respected and recognized industry leaders. Organizations of every size are represented, from international companies to mom-and-pop shops. This segment from CTV News Kitchener showcases our 2017 Business Excellence Awards Gala at the Centre in the Square:

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  • Businesses, volunteers honoured with Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce awards

    KITCHENER — A pork processor, marketing agency and divorce mediation firm have been named businesses of the year by the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. Conestoga Meat Packers Ltd., Intrigue Media Solutions Inc. and Fairway Divorce Solutions were honoured Wednesday at the annual Business Excellence Awards gala at Centre in the Square. Conestoga Meat […]

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