Ontario’s business advocate outlines key priorities for shared economic prosperity across Ontario
PETERBOROUGH, JULY 18, 2018 - With the legislative session resuming this week, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and Peterborough Chamber wrote to each provincial Cabinet minister, outlining a blueprint to execute over the next four years that will help make Ontario open for business. The OCC’s 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. The Peterborough Chamber and the OCC believes 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.
“We are providing all Ministers with a blueprint for steps that can be taken to ensure we are growing Ontario’s economy and building shared prosperity for all,” said Stuart Harrison, President & CEO, Peterborough Chamber of Commerce. “These suggestions are grassroots ideas endorsed by the Chamber network across Ontario. Each ministry has a fundamental role to play in making Ontario open for business and we look forward to working with Premier Ford as well as his cabinet in achieving the policy commitments that support businesses across the province.”
The themes that emerged in the OCC and Peterborough Chamber blueprint for making Ontario open for business include:
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