Ontario’s Business Advocate Urges Government to Take Swift Action in Reducing Red TapeSeptember 25, 2018
(Toronto, September 25, 2018) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the following statement in response to EY Canada’s line-by-line review of government spending, Managing Transformation – A Modernization Action Plan for Ontario, announced by the Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board.
“Our province is strongest when government creates an environment in which businesses can thrive and Ontarians can find meaningful work. We applaud the Government of Ontario’s commitment to cutting unproductive red tape and restoring transparency and accountability to Ontario taxpayers.
“Today’s review is an important first step to create an economy in which Ontarians can invest, start, and grow a business. This begins with the repeal of the drastic labour reforms introduced by Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act, 2017.
“The OCC and its 60,000 members have long called for government efficiency and red tape reduction in Ontario. With over 380,000 regulations, Ontario is the most administered province in Canada—a burden which continues to hamper economic growth and business competitiveness.
“We are committed to working with the government in their efforts to streamline and modernize regulation and strengthen economic prosperity across the province.”
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For more information please contact:
Ceara Copps – Edwards
Ontario Chamber of Commerce
About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan voice of Ontario business. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members.