Representatives of the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce are preparing to make a presentation to the Ontario Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs as part of annual pre-budget consultations, but individual members still have time to bring forward any concerns on key issues.

Shirley de Silva, president and CEO of the Chamber, will be among those travelling to Windsor for the Friday, January 19 hearing.

“We have been specifically invited to present our views on several important subjects, including the impact Bill 148 is expected to have on our economy and the impact the Government’s Cap & Trade strategy will have on our members,” said de Silva. “We know from experience that Governments at all levels have an obligation to take the pulse of the public on important issues, including budgets. Taking the time to exercise that right and responsibility is something we take seriously but it begins with action.”

Members can contact the Chamber office with any questions and the Government has set a deadline for public comments ahead of the budget. The deadline for written submissions is Friday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m.

Written submissions should be addressed to Clerk Eric Rennie ( or by mail to:
99 Wellesley St. West
Toronto, ON M7A 1A2