The Ontario government recently launched the “Red Tape Challenge”, an online consultation tool designed to identify and eliminate duplication, lessen compliance burdens, shorten response times and make it easier for businesses to interact with government. The government is asking businesses and the public to help identify and improve regulations that are unclear, outdated, redundant or unnecessarily costly.
The Red Tape Challenge will focus on six business sectors over the next two years.
The program will focus on the auto parts manufacturing sector first until May 31, 2016. As part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Mississauga is part of the second largest automotive cluster in North America. We ask our business community to participate in this initiative and share their thoughts and opinions on government matters.
To learn more about the Red Tape Challenge, visit ontario.ca/redtapechallenge.
Did you know?:
Nearly half of Ontario’s total vehicle production is based in this region. Mississauga’s automotive sector is comprised of dealer head offices and related businesses, distributors, wholesalers and more importantly 90 automotive parts and component manufacturers. Automotive parts manufacturers need access to government funds to assist them in acquiring new technology and equipment to support innovation, productivity and competitiveness.
Reducing regulatory burden is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.