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Ontario Chambers of Commerce Fight ‘Aggressive’ U.S. Incentives

Posted September 04, 2014

Under Economic Issues

(CBC News)

Nearly 20 Ontario chambers of commerce are teaming up to fight back against "hyper-aggressive techniques" American jurisdictions use to persuade Canadian businesses to relocate to the U.S.

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, the London Chamber of Commerce and 15 other Ontario chambers are pushing for a new policy that would protect Canadian businesses from being lured away. The policy resolution will be discussed at the Canadian Chamber annual meeting in Charlottetown on Sept. 27-29.

The issue was initially raised by the Windsor-Essex and London chambers during a network call in June. The Windsor-Essex Chamber says the idea elicited a strong, supportive response from the other Ontario chambers. Read more here.