UCP Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr spoke to the Ponoka Chamber about the potential a new provincial government would provide to help support small business.
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November report: Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr

Cutting red tape, economic growth, Remembrance Day

Cutting red tape remains a top priority for our government, along with job creation and economic diversification. That is why we have introduced legislation with proposals to help improve business operations across the province.

The unemployment rate is now lower than any point during the pandemic, and Stats Canada has reported an increase in employment by approximately 9,000 new full-time jobs.

To help local businesses, new legislation would cut red tape and help facilitate economic growth. The proposed Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act, 2021 will streamline the creation of entertainment districts across municipalities, allow homebrewers to serve their products at private events, and ease backlog in the Alberta Human Rights Commission to allow complaints to be processed more quickly. This legislation also increases efficiency and accessibility in other sectors, making it easier for Albertans to get back to work.

Rural economic development

Albertans are invited to share their thoughts on ways to promote economic development in rural Alberta. We’re gathering feedback on ways to promote economic development in rural Alberta by further understanding opportunities to support investment and growth discussions and feedback collected will ensure our rural communities participate in, and benefit from, Alberta’s Recovery Plan. Rural Albertans are invited to share their feedback through an online survey from October 27 to December 18, 2021. You can access the survey here: https://www.alberta.ca/rural-economic-development-engagement.aspx

This month we remember Canada’s fallen troops, and honour those who are still serving our nation. As we gather on November 11, let us pay our respects to the sacrifices made by our soldiers who served overseas. I encourage everyone to take some time this Remembrance Day to pause and reflect on the will and dedication of those who have served their country.

Lest we forget.