Committee Briefs & Remarks

2019 Ontario Pre-Budget Consultations Remarks

CME presented to the Ontario Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs in the context of the Pre-Budget Consultations. 

CME advocated for three core priorities that emerged from  consultations with members.

  1. First, we must create a competitive business environment in Ontario that, through tax and regulatory reform and lower electricity prices, reduces business costs and encourages growth and production.
  2. Second, skills and labour shortages must be addressed through improving technical skills training of youth and increase support for industry-led training and skills-development initiatives.
  3. Third, supportive investment programs and policies must be introduced to drive both foreign and domestic investment and assist companies with scale-up, technology adoption, and product commercialization.