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Press Releases

Letter to the Hon. Kathleen Wynne - Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP)  June 2015

Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Awards Winners Announced  November 2014

The Cambridge Chamber Launches SAVE LOCAL NOW October 2014

Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Awards Nominees Announced October 2014

Cambridge Chamber CEO Named Chamber Executive of the Year  October 2014

Cambridge Plays a Prominent Role in 2014 Election Informing the Electorate October 2014

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Awarded Highest Level of National Accreditation. July 2014
CCOC Business Excellence Award Winners for the year 2013. March 2014

Regional Transit Press Release. May 2011



Government Affairs and Advocacy

POLICY DEVELOPMENT: The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce is the voice of its members, representing the business community at local, regional, provincial and federal levels. For more information on some of the policy issues currently being presented to our various levels of government, see the list below. The process for policy development is #1 Present the issue to the Chamber Board of Directors or the President/CEO. #2 The issue is reviewed by the Executive Committee who will instruct Staff on whether this requires broad stakeholder input, or an online survey. #3 Information is gathered by Staff and a policy is formulated by the Executive Committee (Government Relations and Policy Committee), along with the recommended promotion and awareness campaign requirements. For quick response issues, the President/CEO will recommend to the Executive Committee a course of action, develop concurrence via electronic communication and publish the policy position as rapidly as possible.



2014 Provincial Budget - 2014 Liberal Budget A Slam on Business. May 2014

2012 Federal Budget - Federal Budget Places Priority on Canada’s Business Sector’s Innovation. March 2012

2012 Ontario Budget -“Why Was Drummond Commissioned?”.  March 2012

2011 Federal Pre-Budget Submission - Letter to The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of Science and Technology and Fed Dev Ontario, Member of Parliament for Cambridge and North Dumfries. December 2010

Bill C-257 (An Act to Amend the Canada Labour Code)

Letter to Cambridge M.P. Gary Goodyear regarding Concerns about Bill C-257. January 2007

Civic Administration Building

Letter of Support to Cambridge City Council. September 2006


Letter to Prime Minister regarding Hybrid, Fuel Cell, Electric and Other Automotive Efficiencies. February 2006

Letter from MP Gary Goodyear regarding Hybrid, Fuel Cell, Electric and Other Automotive Efficiencies. March 2007

Health Care

Memorandum to Ontario Chamber of Commerce regarding CMH Infrastructure Funding. October 2005


Interest Arbitration Letter to Minister of Labour - February 2014

Letter to Minister of Immigration on Temporary Foreign Workers Permits - March 2014

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Comments on Minimum Wage Increase. March 2007

Rapid Transit Proposal

Letter to Minister Goodyear on LRT Federal Funding - March 2014

Presentation to Region’s Transportation and Environment Committee - March 2014

The Chamber Rejects Regions Rapid Transit Proposal, As Too Costly for Taxpayers. June 2009


LRT Survey Results. The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently asked the Chamber membership for their input on the Waterloo Regions Light Rail Transit project.  View results from the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Membership.   To view the Region of Waterloo Council approved LRT resolution click here.

Regional Reform

Press Release regarding Kitchener City Council Resolution on "Regional Reform". October 2005


Letter to Minister of Finance regarding GST on Gasoline (Tax on Tax). February 2006

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