Red Tape Challenge: recent comments

Your ideas are critical to helping us create faster, smarter and more streamlined government-to-business services. Here’s what we’ve heard recently.


Submitted public comments

  • Reply to: Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Regulation   7 months 2 weeks ago
    The sole purpose of this regulation is to keep employees knowledgeable and workplaces safe. So WHMIS needs to be more accessible to the workforce. Use technology to put the course online, and make it free so there are no excuses to take the course. Put an expiry date of 2-3 years - annual compliance is not necessary.
  • Reply to: Retail Business Holidays Act   7 months 2 weeks ago
    Other employment regulations cover this quite nicely.
  • Reply to: Minimum wage exemptions and special rules   7 months 2 weeks ago
    Minimum wage and conditions for the summer employment of youth in seasonal industries needs to be revamped to reflex the needs of both employee and employer. Especially for remote businesses with staff whose employment also includes room & board.
  • Reply to: Employment Standards Act   7 months 2 weeks ago
    Seasonal businesses need some flexibility. Due to the shorter business year, complying with minimum standards is now more complex than it needs to be. Owners & staff have always been able to work out a compromise that is beneficial to both to deal with the volatility factors unique to tourism.
  • Reply to: Residential Tenancies Act   7 months 2 weeks ago
    Improve it I own a seasonal recreational campground that operates in the summer and is closed in the winter. My water gets turned off in November and turned back on at the end of April. My roads are not plowed during the winter. When I open in the spring my campers may come in until mid October as per their contracts. No-one lives here. For campground owners, who have had to go to court to fight to be recognized as recreational versus residential is just so wrong. For lawyers to allow these cases to even get that far is just so wrong.
  • Reply to: Residential Tenancies Act   7 months 2 weeks ago
    I own a seasonal recreational campground that operates in the summer and is closed in the winter. My water gets turned off in November and turned back on at the end of April. My roads are not plowed during the winter. When I open in the spring my campers may come in until mid October as per their contracts. No-one lives here. For campground owners, who have had to go to court to fight to be recognized as recreational versus residential is just so wrong. For lawyers to allow these cases to even get that far is just so wrong.
  • Reply to: Assessment Act   7 months 2 weeks ago
    The first thing people do not know is that after 1976 we were 100% freed from paying any money to ANY corporation (including corporate government) because they are 100% FOR-profit corporations. Being forced to pay anything is called 'servitude or slavery' and Her Majesty signed and guaranteed this human right amongst a number of others (thus the emergence of the Charter in 1982). The Charter are not your rights; s. 26 of the Charter is the guarantee of all your rights even if not specified in the Charter (the smoke screen so you won't learn of your foundational rights).
  • Reply to: Assessment Act   7 months 2 weeks ago
    The assessment on trailers is an unjust and impractical way of taxing seasonal trailers. The tag system would be a more uniform and cost effective way to take in revenue for our local municipalities. The existing system is cumbersome for the MPAC agents, the campground operators and our local government authorities. The taxation on recreational vehicles should not be going towards our local school boards or our upper government hierarchy. These fees should be going directly towards our fire departments, first responders and local infrastructure (like roads).
  • Reply to: Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Regulation   7 months 2 weeks ago
    WHMIS training is very important to us. We want our workers to be safe and to stay healthy. The mandatory annual training however is very repetitive. Yes it should be taken for our new hires even though most of them have taken it in High School. Some of our workers have taken WHMIS for many years now and they feel very uninterested in having to attend. Not the best way to get your staff motivated. Would mandating WHMIS training every other year not be sufficient?
  • Reply to: Propane storage and handling   7 months 2 weeks ago
    Public safety is the key element when dispensing and delivering propane. After the disaster at Sunrise the big hammer came crashing down on all of us that dispensed propane for our costumers. All the operators that went through the process of keeping their dispensers operating spent the time and money to comply with the new regulations. One of the issues for us is that every year we are required to send in the same applications with cheque attached. One frustrating submission especially is the Business Profile,which costs us money and time each year to get it done.

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