Home – Mississauga Board of Trade
Growth & Power series with Entreprenuer Ky Joseph
The successful and dynamic Ky Joseph EVP of The Evanov Radio Group was the keynote speaker of the morning. In a fireside chat interview style with Biz TV Canada host, David Wojcik, Ky shared her story of how she broke into the broadcasting business, started the magazine Flauntrepreneur and launced Wantster all while building an impressive real estate portfolio.
Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State for Finance participated in a pre-budget roundtable with more than 25 MBOT members Wednesday afternoon.
Sorenson is travelling across Canada seeking input from the business community for the upcoming federal budget. Central themes presented by the minister included questions that ranged from how the government could help business grow and hire new employees to what it could do to spend more effectively as well as skills training and global trade. The minister was also looking for advice on where the government might find savings to support its balanced budget objective.
MBOT members talked about:
- Removing red tape around business assistance programs
- The need for a long term commitment to infrastructure investment
- National transportation strategy that supports business needs
- An immigration policy that better recognizes the skills of immigrants and meets the needs of employer
- Reducing youth unemployment.
- Investment in research and innovation to stimulate new businesses and jobs
- Connecting Canadian innovation with foreign opportunities
- Enhancing politech and the trades
- National HR strategy to develop talent needs for future
Elliott outlines economic platform
January 19, Ontario Progressive Conservative Leadership candidate Christine Elliott outlined her economic platform for MBoT members at the Lakeshore Convention Centre today.
She criticized the Liberal Government for its mismanagement of the economy and expressed concern for young people looking for work in the province. She said there is too much at stake not to accept today’s economic realities and pointed to the recent Auditor General’s report to illustrate how badly the Liberals have mismanaged the economy.
“We need to take control of the economic future of our province with a plan that includes fiscal responsibility and social compassion.”
Elliott outlined four priority areas:
- Lower taxes and sound economic management - a competitive tax structure for residents and business
- The need to attract entrepreneurs and innovators to make us more competitive on the global stage
- The development of a energy policy that supports business with reliable and affordable energy
- Smart Investment in infrastructure that supports economic balance, partnering with the private sector
“I want Ontario to become the economic powerhouse in Canada once again, so our children can stay in Ontario and not have to look elsewhere for jobs,” she said.