Ontario Cutting Red Tape to Help Create Jobs


Actions to reduce regulatory burden would make it easier for businesses to create jobs — and for people to find them

Simcoe, ON – Today Toby Barrett, MPP Haldimand-Norfolk, announced that Ontario’s Government is continuing to eliminate red tape and burdensome regulations so businesses can grow, create, and protect good jobs.

The Ontario government has developed over 30 actions to reduce the burden on job creators. If passed,the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act will, along with regulatory changes, cut business costs, harmonize regulatory requirements with other jurisdictions, end duplication, and reduce barriers to investment.

“Too many rules,regulations, and paperwork plus a tangle of red tape has increased the cost of doing business and living in Ontario,” said MPP Barrett. “By easing the regulatory burden, we’re restoring Ontario’s competitiveness, and allowing job creators to grow and invest in communities like Haldimand-Norfolk.”

The Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Actalso includes actions to help create a more flexible labour market. For instance, proposed changes to give home-based child care providers more flexibility in the number and ages of children they can care for would make it easier for parents to find affordable child care so they could re-enter the job market.

These proposals wouldbuild on actions taken through the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, which removed onerous burdens on employers while maintaining strong protections for workers, and made it easier for job creators to hire the skilled tradespeople they need.

This package is part of the government’s multi-year Open for Business Action Plan, which is tackling the red tape that’s driving jobs and investment out of Ontario. The plan includes a target to reduce regulatory red tape affecting businesses by 25%. Every ministry across the government will have targets to meet, which will cut regulatory burden in many sectors.



For more information contact MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446, 905-765-8413 or 1-800-903-8629