From a news release
The Ontario government is proposing changes to modernize the Farm Business Registration program.
If approved, the proposal would allow for the electronic delivery of the program and a simplified registration process, making it easier and more cost-effective. This would help farmers save time and reduce paperwork.
Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, announced the proposal on Thursday as part of the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act.
Ontario’s farmers and farm businesses are among the many impacted by burdensome, unnecessary government red tape,” said Minister Hardeman. “I am pleased to be working to remove many of these barriers to business growth and job creation in the agricultural sector. In fact, we are looking to do even more as we work with the sector to find additional areas for the government to address so they can focus on growing their businesses.”
“Our government is working hard to reduce the regulatory burden facing Ontario’s job creators. It is not simply about reducing the number of regulations, it is about making it faster, easier and cheaper to do business in Ontario,” said Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and lead minister on reducing red tape and regulatory burden. “Our proposals to make it simpler to register a farm business will reduce paperwork and save farmers time and money.”
The Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act is the second in a series of bills targeted at getting government out of the way of the job creators. It followed the introduction and passage of the Making Ontario Open for Business Act last fall.