Nova Scotia | Small Retail Entrepreneurs

Stephen McNeil vows to cut more business red tape

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.

Read the full article at CBC News

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