The federal election is expected to be called in the next few weeks and the Peterborough Chamber is currently in the process of pulling together all of the information our members will need to know.
There are three ridings that cover Peterborough City and County. These are:
Registered Voters: 93,190
Registered Voters: 89,605
Registered Voters: 91,802
The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce as always will be focussing on policy, not politics.
In May the Canadian Chamber of Commerce released a business platform titled “Vote Prosperity”
“We have published an open letter to all of Canada’s federal party leaders, challenging them to give our 200,000 business owners what they must have: a fighting chance to compete and grow. Canada’s
businesses have every right to expect a level playing field with the countries they compete against. We call on all party leaders to build their business policy proposals around the Vote Prosperity checklist, which outlines what Canada’s job creators themselves have identified as mission critical,” said the Hon. Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, President & CEO, CCC.
Vote Prosperity reflects the priorities and concerns of job creators in communities across Canada. Developed in partnership with Canada’s provincial and territorial chambers of commerce, Vote Prosperity lays out our seven priorities, along with a series of specific measures to attract investment to Canada, and help businesses create jobs, grow and strengthen our communities.
The seven priority areas are:
The Canadian Chamber has developed a website which can be accessed through our website peterboroughchamber.ca
During this election campaign, seven local business organizations are banding together to host an all-candidates’ debate focussed on business issues.
The host organizations are:
The event will be held on Monday, September 30th at Market Hall from 5:30 – 9:00pm.