Ontario Passes Legislation to Cut Red Tape and Create Jobs – Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act will help Oxford businesses grow

TORONTO — The government of Ontario is putting people first by taking another major step towards cutting red tape and reducing the regulatory burden facing job creators by passing the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act on Tuesday April 2. The Act will reduce regulatory burdens in 12 sectors, helping job creators thrive, create and keep good jobs

“Bureaucratic red tape is making it harder for our local businesses to thrive and that is why we’re getting government out of the way of our Oxford businesses and helping them create good-paying jobs,” said Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman. “We’re eliminating regulations that are outdated, ineffective, or that duplicate federal or municipal regulations. At the same time, we are also making sure that keep regulations that ensure we have clean air and water, safe food and safe working conditions for all.”

The government is taking over 30 actions through the Act, along with regulatory changes, to cut business costs, harmonize regulatory requirements with other jurisdictions, end duplication and reduce barriers to investment. The passing of this legislation will address specific regulatory issues that hold back expansion and investment in industries such as agrifood, manufacturing, construction and the auto sector, allowing for good jobs to be created and protected across the province.

“This is about cutting through the red tape holding businesses back, while keeping the regulations that protect consumers, workers and the environment,” Hardeman noted. “When our local businesses can grow and expand, our communities do too.”

Media inquiries please contact:

Ernie Hardeman, MPP Oxford
(519) 537-5222