On November 25, 2019, CIAC addressed the Standing Committee on General Government during hearings on Bill 132.
“CIAC is pleased to see the Ontario government streamline duplicate regulations for the chemical manufacturing sector while maintaining protections for Canadians’ health and the environment,” said Don Fusco, CIAC Director, Government and Stakeholder Relations, Ontario. “These measures will eliminate unnecessary cost, complexity and time for the chemistry sector and bring us in line with other provinces.”
Among the measures contained in the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act are:
- Repeal Section 34 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and rely on the same long-standing and effective federal and provincial regulations that remain in place and are deemed sufficient by all other provinces.
- Repeal O. Reg 127/01 Airborne Contaminant Discharge Monitoring and Reporting (acetone) as federal regulations have deemed acetone not a toxic substance and stopped reporting requirements.
- Continued commitment to digitize the cumbersome paper-based Hazardous Waste Manifest process
Read CIAC’s submission for more details. CIAC is pleased to continue to work with the government on the many priorities to modernize business regulations to be outcome-focused and evidence-based while continuing to protect the public interest.