McNeil announced the office will pilot an inspection navigator service, a first in Canada. Its purpose is to guide small businesses and entrepreneurs through the various inspections required for their businesses during the startup period.
The office has a new target to reduce the burden on businesses by $10 million, in time and money spent on satisfying government regulations, by the end of 2020, the premier said.
The announcement was made Thursday at Open Book Coffee in Halifax.
“That’s a really good thing and something other provinces should look at as a model, a model that can be followed from one end of the country to the other,” said Jim Cormier, Atlantic director of the Retail Council of Canada.
“There’s still a long way to go, [however] this navigator position should be really helpful,” he said.