Building A Stronger Ontario through Red-Tape Reduction

Province striving to help businesses thrive, writes Parm Gill.

Since 2018, one of our government’s top priorities has been to make life easier for people, seniors and families — in Milton and across Ontario.

We lowered the provincial gas tax to help save you money, we are building 30,000 new long-term-care spaces, like those for Schlegel Villages in the Milton Education Village, and we are removing unnecessary red tape that holds Ontario’s businesses and people back.

As a former small business owner, I know how difficult it can be to overcome duplicative and unnecessary regulations. As your MPP and the minister responsible for red tape reduction, I’ve been able to hear from businesses in Milton firsthand.

I believe in hearing directly from you about your frustrations with red tape and learning about your solutions on how it can be solved. I want to encourage everyone to visit to find out how we can help.

It is this approach that led to the introduction of the Less Red Tape, Stronger Economy Act 2023.

Informed by people and businesses, it includes 42 new measures designed to support our main street businesses, while also improving government services, and protecting clear and effective rules that keep Ontario’s workers, families, and environment, safe.

It is a plan that will pave the way to better services, help our businesses grow and save you time.

This approach is working, with Ontario attracting new economic investments worth billions of dollars every year. This means better jobs and bigger paycheques for people and families in our community. In fact, since 2018, over 600,000 new jobs have been created.

But we know there is more work do to.

To build a stronger economy, improve services, and save Ontarians time, we must continue looking for ways to reduce the red tape and costs that people and businesses face in their everyday lives.

Doing so will ensure Ontario remains a destination for investment, opportunity and prosperity for everyone.