Ontario government advocates more efficiency, less waste
TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - The Ontario government is introducing the Government Efficiency Act, 2002, continuing its commitment to remove barriers to jobs, investment and growth while improving service to the public through efficient government, Jim Flaherty, Minister of Enterprise, Opportunity and Innovation, announced today.
"It's crucial to Ontario's continued prosperity that we constantly update outmoded regulations, and ensure our legislation reflects the changing needs of society, and takes advantage of technological developments," said Flaherty. "We are committed to providing Ontarians with better government."
The Government Efficiency Act, 2002, would work to make rules and regulations responsive to public needs while eliminating waste and inefficiency. Containing more than 400 items in 15 ministries' statutes, the bill would clean up old rules on the books that no longer serve their intended purpose, and update acts to reflect modern technological advances.
The bill would repeal 15 outdated acts and amend nearly 90 others. This government has already repealed more than 57 outdated acts, amended 200 acts and eliminated more than 1,900 unnecessary regulations since 1995.
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For further information: Dan Robertson, Minister's Office, (416) 325-8321