TORONTO — On Nov. 23, the Ontario government introduced the Less Red Tape, Stronger Ontario Act which, if passed, would implement measures to try and increase Ontario’s competitiveness, strengthen provincial supply chains, and make government services easier to access and interact with.
“Our government is focused on making Ontario better for people and businesses by removing unnecessary, redundant, and outdated regulations that hold us back,” said Parm Gill, Minister of Red Tape Reduction. “With this fall’s Red Tape Reduction Package, we are taking actions to enable people to thrive and businesses to prosper.”
Ontario’s Fall 2022 Red Tape Reduction Package includes 28 initiatives that would try and address the food supply chain from farm to fork, support Ontario’s farmers, food processors and agri-businesses, and attract and grow a stronger labour force.
Highlights of the package include:
“Ontario’s agri-food sector has and always will be a cornerstone of the provincial economy and we need to invest in the supply chain, enable innovation and research, and grow the labour force,” said Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “The introduction of this fall’s Red Tape Reduction Package includes concrete actions that will benefit farmers, processors and agri-businesses while outlining our government’s vision and goals for the province’s agri-food sector through the Grow Ontario Strategy.”