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  • Ontario Cuts Red Tape, Supports Investment and Job Creation

    WINDSOR — The Ontario government has announced further actions to help create and protect jobs in the auto sector. In February, the government launched its Driving Prosperity auto plan aimed at addressing challenges in the sector around competitiveness, innovation and talent. The government made it a priority to reduce red tape and restore Ontario's competitive advantage. Today, it is delivering on that promise.

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  • Ontario Government Continues to Create and Protect Jobs

    TORONTO - One year into office, Ontario's government continues to send the message that the province is open for business by creating an environment where businesses can thrive, grow, and create good jobs for the people.

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  • Minister Smith Takes Open for Business Message to BIO Conference

    TORONTO — Today Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement regarding Ontario's participation at the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia:

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  • Ontario Works with Provinces, Territories and the Federal Government to Strengthen Internal Trade

    HALIFAX—Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, promoted Ontario's open for business and open for jobs mandate at the 2019 Committee on Internal Trade meeting in Halifax. During the meeting, progress was made on a number of important trade-enhancing initiatives currently being pursued under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). Smith encouraged provinces, territories and the federal government to join Ontario in its ambitious plan to eliminate unnecessary barriers to business and expand the flow of trade across the country.

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  • Ontario Government Cutting Red Tape for Video Game Developers

    TORONTO — Ontario's deep pool of technical and creative talent and its competitive interactive digital media tax credit have helped make the province a hotbed for video game development. Building on this, the Ontario government is proposing a tax credit change that would help smaller video game companies receive their credits sooner and reduce the regulatory burden.

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  • Ontario Employment Grew by 47,100 in April

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is creating good jobs throughout the province by opening Ontario for business, reducing the deficit and cutting red tape.

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  • Ontario Welcomes New Investment at GM Oshawa

    OSHAWA — Today, Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement in response to the announcement from General Motors Canada and Unifor about transformation of the Oshawa assembly complex:

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  • Ontario Concludes Business Mission to India

    MUMBAI - Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, completed a business mission to India on behalf of the Government of Ontario. Over the course of six days, Smith met with various businesses, investors and stakeholders across the agri-food, automotive, infrastructure, information and technology, and education sectors in New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai to promote Ontario as a premier destination to invest and do business with.

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  • Ontario Welcomes Commitment from Auto Maker

    CAMBRIDGE — Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, welcomed the announcement today that Toyota plans to produce a new compact luxury SUV at its Cambridge plant.

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  • Ontario Passes Legislation to Cut Red Tape and Create Jobs

    TORONTO — Ontario's government is putting people first by taking another major step towards cutting red tape and reducing the regulatory burden facing job creators by passing the Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act today. The Act will reduce regulatory burdens in 12 sectors, helping job creators thrive, create and keep good jobs.

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  • Ontario Employment Grows by 36,900 Jobs in February

    TORONTO - Ontario's Government is working for the people to create and protect jobs by sending the message that 'Ontario is Open for Business'. Good jobs help Ontario families put food on the table, send their kids off to college and university, and save for retirement.

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  • Ontario Added 41,400 Jobs in January

    TORONTO - Ontario's Government is working for the people to create an environment where businesses can thrive, grow, and create good jobs for the people. Statistics Canada announced this morning, employment in Ontario increased by 41,400 jobs in January. The gains included 34,000 full time positions and 7,300 part time jobs.

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  • Ontario Gets Highest Grade Ever in Red Tape Reduction Efforts

    Today, Ontario received an A-, the province's highest grade ever, in an annual report card that evaluates governments across Canada based on their progress in cutting red tape for business.

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