2019 Advocacy Day at Queen's Park

2019 OCC Advocacy Day: March 25

On Monday, March 25, Sandra Ferri, Executive Director of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce and Al Wilson, Vice-Chair, Board of Directors and Chair of the Advocacy Committee, attended the fourth annual Advocacy Day at Queen's Park hosted by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

They had the opportunity to sit in on a Queen's Park Question Period and participate in a Town Hall with the Members of the Ontario NDP Caucus including:

  • Ian Arthur (Kingston and the Islands) Critic, Environment and Sustainability

  • Catherine Fife (Waterloo) Critic, Jobs, Employment, Research and Innovation

  • Peggy Sattler (London West) Critic, Economic Development

  • Sandy Shaw (Hamilton West – Ancaster – Dundas) Critic, Finance and Treasury Board

  • Sara Singh (Brampton Centre) Deputy Leader, Official Opposition Critic, Attorney General

  • John Vanthof (Timiskaming—Cochrane) Deputy Leader, Critic, Agriculture and Food, Rural Development

This was followed by a Town Hall with Members of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Caucus including:

  • Stan Cho (Willowdale) PA to the Minister of Northern Development and Mines

  • Doug Downey (Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte) PA to the Minister of Finance

  • Jill Dunlop (Simcoe North) MPP Simcoe North

  • Hon. Monte McNaughton (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex) Minister of Infrastructure

  • Ross Romano (Sault Ste. Marie) PA to the Minister of Northern Development and Mines

  • Hon. Todd Smith (Bay of Quinte) Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

The official program concluded with an opportunity to meet with Deputy Ministers and their staff on topics of interest to Ontario Chambers. Sandra Ferri met with Deputy Minister of Transportation and Al Wilson met with the Deputy Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities.

The event was followed by a closing reception with The Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario and invited MPPs.

Corporate Sponsors

  • Town of Aurora
  • Healthy Planet
  • REMAX Hallmark Lind Group Realty Ltd., Brokerage
  • Magna International Inc.
  • The Auroran Newspaper
  • Meridian Credit Union
  • The Aurora Banner
  • Backyard Pool & Spa
  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
  • Bell
  • IG Wealth Management
  • Serpa Automotive Boutique
  • Snapd Aurora
  • TD
  • Treefrog
  • York 9 FC
  • YSBEC

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