What are Ontario's biggest obstacles to job creation?
According to employers contacting the Ministry of Economic Development and
Innovation, the Ministry of the Environment is usually on their
top 5 list. And approvals problems (including delay) are high among
them. Approvals reform is just starting to help, though only for
routine, low risk activities.
Deputy Minister of the Environment Gail Beggs told the Ontario
Environmental Industry Association yesterday that nearly 700
registrations have already been received in Phase I of the new Registry system in the four approved
The system is drawing in many properties that never held an
approval for these activities before. Posting for proposed
activities has closed and comments are being reviewed for:
ready-mix concrete manufacturing
concrete product manufacturing
lithographic, screen and digital printing
Proposed new activities are posted for comment
until May 17: ground-mounted solar panels (10kW to 500 kW),
on-farm anaerobic digestion and landfill gas electricity
generation. Other sectors likely to follow include pesticide
operators, laboratory fume hoods, small generators, cooling towers,
remote site services, municipal recycling facilities, and temporary
collection of household hazardous waste. Funding for the approvals
reform process has been promised for three more years.
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