OSSGA Submits Untangling Red Tape: Addressing Duplication in the Aggregate Industry OSSGA

January 21, 2019 at 11:03 AM

Over the past 15 years, steady and incremental changes in legislation, policy and regulation have led to significant duplication and redundancy in the various approval requirements and processes related to the aggregate industry.  Recently, the PC government announced that Ontario is “Open for Business”. In its economic outlook statement, A Plan for the People, the government promised to “create an environment across the province that will help reduce costs for businesses, strengthen their ability to invest and grow, and stimulate job creation.” The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA), applauds this new approach and is looking forward to working with the government to present its concerns about the barriers to aggregate businesses in Ontario that have been created by the increasing amount of Red Tape.  As a first step, OSSGA has provided Deputy Minister Giles Gherson, responsible for Ontario’s Red Tape Initiative, with the attached brief outlining our issues.  Over the next weeks and months OSSGA will be meeting with individual bureaucrats and politicians in all relevant Ministries to develop solutions to this important red tape issues.

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