This morning we released the latest update to our Emerging Stronger economic agenda for Ontario. Emerging Stronger 2015: Ontario’s Path from Recovery to Growth identifies immediate actions that government and business can take to ensure that Ontario remains the best place in the world to live, invest, and build a business.
The fourth edition of our economic agenda comes at a critical time for the province. Ontario is projected to be among the leading Canadian provinces in GDP growth in 2015. However, our recovery from the economic tumult over the past five years is not assured.
Ontario’s debt is large and growing. The province suffers from a serious infrastructure deficit. Unemployment (among youth, in particular) persists while some sectors and regions suffer from skills shortages.
It is an opportune time to champion a focused and ambitious agenda for a stronger Ontario. The province has a majority government with a new, four-year mandate. Many municipalities have new leaders.
Later this year, Canadians will head to the polls to elect their next federal government. Ontarians have an opportunity to help steer a vision for Canada’s economic future. We must work together to secure federal public policies that will help Ontario transition from a path of recovery to growth.
This edition of Emerging Stronger is based on our most rigorous consultation process to date. The result of these efforts is a focused and achievable set of recommendations for business and government.
I encourage you to read Emerging Stronger 2015 to learn about our ambitious vision for Ontario’s economy.
President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
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