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This year the conference will feature presentations from Alanna Koch - Sask Agriculture, Allen Foster - CN Rail, Michael McMullen - Canadian Chamber of Commerce, as well as Mark Salkeld - the Petroleum Services Association of Canada. On the agenda will also be the Chamber’s AGM, SCC Policy, Advocacy & Project Update and the Chair’s Dinner Gala. Click here to register.
Media Release: WCB applauds Workers' Compensation Board employer rebates
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is pleased with the Workers Compensation Board’s recent announcement of employer rebates.
"The announcement from WCB of a forthcoming $79 million in rebates to employers is great news,” said Steve McLellan, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber. “The WCB system is fully funded by employer premiums so when the system does well they should see the direct result. Even with the rebates being issued the system remains in a fully funded, strong fiscal position to ensure the protection of our workers across the province.”
Read the full media release here.
Saskatchewan Chamber releases report on The Impact of Rail Access on Saskatchewan's Export Potential
A valuable report delving into the impact rail transport has on Saskatchewan's manufacturing and exporting sectors, and providing nine key recommendations, was released in Regina on March 30. The report was commissioned by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce and completed by The Conference Board of Canada, following challenges in getting the province's products to market in the 2013-14 year.
Read more by clicking this link.
Recommendations for Northern Growth & Expansion released
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has released its Northern Business Task Force Report, containing recommendations focused on finding creative solutions to accelerate northern Saskatchewan's economic and social development. The report included 12 recommendations that addressed issues such as electricity rate codes, ice road closure dates, telecomunications coverage and the need to increase subsidies for healthy foods.
Read the media release here.
Read the full report by clicking here. (File ~3MB)