Better Regulation Initiative Seeks Input from Nova Scotians

first_imgNova Scotians can now easily share their ideas and comments on regulation using a new on-line feedback feature hosted on the province’s Better Regulation Initiative’s website. The website, www.gov.ns.ca/betterregulation , allows submissions to be sent anonymously and a response can be expected within two business days. Regulation is everyone’s business and impacts many aspects of daily life from keeping workers, children and environments safe, to creating a level playing field for business. “Input from business and citizens is critical to the success of Better Regulation,” said Jamie Muir, Minister responsible for the Better Regulation Initiative. “Over the last two years, we have been meeting regularly with stakeholders. I am pleased to have another avenue for business to make suggestions for streamlined regulation, and citizens to ask questions on how regulation reform might impact consumer or environmental protection.” In addition, the new website also hosts more pages orientated to business. Links have been added to initiatives like BizPaL, a free on-line service offering business people single-point access to determine permit and licence requirements. Updates on the progress of better regulation were also expanded on the new site to include an icon measuring paperwork reduction, recent success stories and a discussion of the province’s new service standard commitment, which will help improve application predictability for business. The Better Regulation Initiative is a multi-pronged approach to improving the provincial government’s regulatory climate. It aims to maintain the benefits of regulation while making it easier to do business in Nova Scotia. It involves all departments of the provincial government in creating a culture of continuous improvement that will result in simpler, more effective regulation.last_img

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