Ontario gets top marks for cutting red tape

Brian Lilley

While the Ford government may be getting boos from angry teachers these days, it is getting sustained rounds of applause from the province’s small business community.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business, which represents roughly 42,000 small businesses across the province, has given the Ford government an A- score on their annual Red Tape Report Card.

“We applaud the government for staying the course on reducing unnecessary, excessive and duplicative rules,” said Julie Kwiecinski, CFIB’s director of provincial affairs.

Kwiecinski said the government is creating the right framework to let small business flourish. She noted it is the second year in a row the province has received an A- mark, up from a C+ under the former Liberal government.

“Some regulations exist for a good reason, but many others stand in the way of small business success,” she said.

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