On November 14, 2017 the Reducing Regulatory Costs for Business Act, 2017 received royal assent. While the Act is not yet in force, the new statute implements a number of initiatives designed to ensure that interactions with the provincial government are efficient and straightforward and to reduce the regulatory costs of doing business in Ontario.

The Act provides for:

  • Control of administrative costs – where a new regulation is proposed that imposes requirements on businesses, an analysis of the potential regulatory impacts must be published and, where the effect of the new regulation would be to create or increase the
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