Ontario Government Working with Uxbridge Business to Increase Competitiveness

Government’s open for business agenda and red-tape reduction mandate building prosperity across the province. 

Uxbridge — Ontario’s Government is working with small businesses in Uxbridge and across the province to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens and red tape, making communities in the province open for business and open for jobs. 

Today, Peter Bethlenfalvy, MPP for Pickering-Uxbridge, and Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, hosted a roundtable discussion with local businesses at Uxbridge City Hall to explore how the province can work to remove burdensome regulations that are stifling their growth and hurting their competitiveness. 

“Our government is working hard to create the right environment for our job creators to thrive, both here in Pickering-Uxbridge and across Ontario,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, MPP for Pickering-Uxbridge. “Our local businesses support jobs for families throughout our community – we’re working with them to build prosperity and get our province back on track.” 

Through the Ontario open for Business Action Plan, Ontario has set an aggressive target for 2020: to save Ontario companies at least $400 million per year in the costs of complying with regulations. By cutting inefficient and inflexible regulations, this government is making it easier and faster for companies to do business. 

“Uxbridge businesses are providing jobs and opportunities for hardworking families in the community and beyond, and our government is working to remove burdensome regulations that are stifling their growth and hurting their competitiveness,” said Associate Minister for Small Business and Red Tape Reduction Prabmeet Sarkaria. “MPP Bethlenfalvy has been a tireless advocate for the business community back home, and together, we will continue to work toward building an Ontario that works better for Uxbridge families and smarter for Uxbridge businesses.” 

Making Ontario more competitive and open for business is one of the government’s top priorities. These are deliberate steps towards building prosperity and putting Ontario back on track as a growth leader in Canada and beyond. 

Stakeholders who were unable to participate in the discussion are being asked to send feedback through written submission by Oct. 28, 2019 to: MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy Pickering-Uxbridge 1550 Kingston Road, Suite 213 Pickering, Ontario L1V 1C3, by email at: peter.bethlenfalvyco@pc.ola.org, or by fax: 416-509-0334. 


Additional Resources: 

  • 2019 Ontario Budget: Protecting What Matters Most 


Media Contact: 

Aleem Sufi, Constituency Office MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy 

aleem.sufi@pc.ola.org 905 391-7606 

Hayden Kenez, Minister’s Office 


647 282-2815