July 17, 2015
Oshawa This Week
By Reka Szekely
OSHAWA — Rising electricity prices are driving businesses out of Ontario and costing manufacturing jobs, warn Ontario business leaders.
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce released a report this month called Empowering Ontario: Constraining Costs and Staying Competitive in the Electricity Market, in an effort to raise alarm bells on the issue.
The chamber argues that the price of electricity directly affects business decisions to move to or stay in Ontario.
Bob Malcolmson, CEO of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, said the issue was discussed at the Ontario Chamber annual general meeting and his organization is very supportive of the report’s conclusions.
“The global adjustment fee is killing small business,” he said. “In the last year alone, 2,700 business left Ontario.”
The chamber report includes a number of recommendations including increased transparency about the price of electricity and cost drivers; keeping the debt retirement charge on residential bills; and the incentive of voluntary consolidation of local elec... Read More »
Arnie brings many years of experience in both a consulting capacity and within the corporate culture. He is a graduate of The Directors College, Conference Board of Canada / McMaster University holds an MBA (Marketing) from DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University as well as a BA, Economics & Commerce from University of Toronto.
In his past career experience Arnie has a proven record for identifying business opportunities, using local thinking and global sourcing that results in creative, collaborative and profitable solutions. Through his previous family business, “Strub’s Pickles”, he developed expertise in Consumer Packaged Goods marketing.
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Close to 100 golfers had an excellent day of warm dry weather followed by an excellent meal and networking.
To add to the fun we had a ‘best dressed golfer contest’. The four winners were, Kathy Wakeman of Honeywell, Dave Mravunac of CCXIT. Doug Noble and Ross Taylor, guests of our $10,000 hole in one contest sponsor, Bertram and Barry Insurance.
The woman’s closest to the pin contest was won by M. J. Westaway and men’s by Andy Vavin of Pinchin
We will be booking the date for near the end of June for next year.