Open for Business
The Ontario government is committed to making the province more attractive to business while continuing to protect the public interest. The Open For Business initiative will create faster, smarter and streamlined government-to-business services and establish a modern system of government.
One of the ways Open for Business is implementing a new relationship with business is through the Ontario Business Sector Strategy, which establishes an open dialogue and collaborative relationship between government and key business stakeholders.
Under the strategy, sector representatives are asked to identify five priorities under jurisdiction of the provincial government that would strengthen their sector's success.
The agriculture and agri-food sector was consulted broadly and represented by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), the largest general farm organization in Ontario, representing 38,000 members.
These are the five priorities identified by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the OFA:
PRIORITY 1: Mandatory, Early Consultative Process for New or Developing Regulations that Include Regulatory Impact Analysis
PRIORITY 2: Ensure Efficient and Effective Regulations
PRIORITY 3: Consistent and Accurate Interpretation of Regulations across Ministries
PRIORITY 4: Service Standards that Streamline the Licencing, Permitting and Approvals Process
PRIORITY 5: Regulatory Compliance Incentives
For more information on how we are working together to create faster, smarter and streamlined government-to-business services, see the Business Sector Strategy: Agriculture and Agri-food.
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