Budget 2021: Canada’s recovery will be inescapably business-led, will this budget help them do it? The Canadian Chamber of Commerce offers a plan to kick start the recovery
(OTTAWA) – March 24, 2021 – As vaccines begin to find their way into arms across the country, Canadians and the businesses employing them are increasingly looking forward to a return to more normal lives and economic recovery.
“For all of the subsidy and stimulus spending Canada has seen and will continue to see, the only path to real, sustainable growth is job creation and business investment. Our members, businesses from Main Street to C-Suite and everything in between, want one thing from this budget: a clear plan to help them lead Canada’s economic recovery. They are ready to kick start our shared recovery, but they need the government to do its part and create an encouraging business environment,” said Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s largest business association.
In the short term, the Canadian Chamber has advocated that Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy and Canadian Emergency Rent Subsidy continue to be available for struggling small businesses, with a few improvements like adjusting the baseline formulas for both programs to account for seasonal businesses and increasing the CERS multi-entity cap to ensure struggling medium-sized businesses are treated fairly. At the same time, other sectors of the economy that depend on interacting face-to-face with customers are experiencing immense difficulties and are widely expected to be among the last to recover. They will need targeted policies to assist their longer recovery period.
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Digital technology is more important than ever for the success of Canadian businesses.
The ubiquity of giants like Google and Amazon has changed customers’ expectations of online services.
In addition, with the shortage of manpower, Canadian SMEs need to invest in digital to improve their efficiency and profitability.
But how do you start making a successful technology investment? How do you identify your needs? How do you prioritize what’s important?
Our goal in this blog post is to describe the key steps you need to take to achieve a successful digital transformation, improve your efficiency and become more profitable.
(Toronto, Wednesday, March 24, 2021) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), released the following statement in response to the Government of Ontario’s 2021 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy.
“Ontario’s business community welcomes the 2021 Budget, which gives businesses much-needed supports to confront the current health crisis while laying the foundation for a strong and inclusive economic recovery,” said Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the OCC. “Ontario’s 2021 Budget contains new funding for the hardest-hit sectors and communities, much-needed aid for women who have been deeply impacted by the pandemic, and initiatives related to tourism, training, and broadband infrastructure that will enable a strong economic rebound.”
The KLCFDC has a number of technology resources that are available to you.
First of all, as part of the Canada Business Ontario (CBO) and the Canada Business Network (CBN), our offices are equipped with a public access workstation where you can connect to the Internet. As mentioned, this is a joint government venture with FedDev Ontario developed to provide access to information on Federal and Provincial government programs and services for small business.
We may also be able to connect you to other groups or organizations where you can perhaps either temporarily use or possibly secure a computer for your personal use. We can also assist with select offices services, such as small photocopying jobs or faxing. Finally, we will often print materials for clients who don’t have a computer readily available and may use an alternative method to the Internet to gain the access to what they need.
Access to our information and services is available free of charge, for your use from Monday to Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
We do ask that you call us at 328-0261 extension 21 to insure that you will have a computer to work with when you need it.
The KLCFDC may also be able to provide the opportunity for you to secure a computer, for those who need even more computer time. We can provide work with you and our partners to look to provide these on a limited basis. We are also willing to help with selected office services, such as small volume photocopying or faxing.