With the legislative session resuming, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce wrote to each provincial Cabinet minister, outlining a blueprint to execute over the next four years that will help make Ontario open for business. Our blueprint includes both policy asks where immediate action is required to support business and foundational recommendations for long-term prosperity.
A key tool to making this province competitive is reducing red tape. Premier Ford’s step to create a separate Deputy Minister for Red Tape and Regulatory Burden Reduction is an excellent start in lowering the administrative burden felt by Ontario businesses.
The themes that emerged in the OCC and the Vaughan Chamber’s blueprint for making Ontario open for business include:
- Fiscal balance: fundamental to economic growth is ensuring that the Government of Ontario’s own fiscal house is in order.
- Business competitiveness: the most powerful tool in making this province competitive is reducing red tape; we ask that the government prioritize lowering the administrative burden on business and ensure that regulation is streamlined and effective.
- Investment growth: investing in Ontario through strategic spending is essential to fostering job creation and building healthy and productive communities across the province.
- Government accountability: Poor implementation of government initiatives in the past has led to resource waste, mismanagement, and disruption for both businesses and residents.
CLICK HERE to read the blueprint letters.