Local MPP Greg Rickford on Friday unveiled new “Open for Business” signs that have been installed at the Canada-U.S. border at Rainy River and the Ontario-Manitoba boundary.
“[Our government] is sending a clear message to the world that the province is open for business,” said Rickford.
“We are working hard to create good jobs and grow the economy in Northwestern Ontario,” he added.
Fulfilling an election promise, Premier Doug Ford recently unveiled the first of a series of “Open for Business” signs at the Blue Water Bridge at the Canada-U.S. border crossing in Sarnia.
It signals to everyone crossing the border that Ontario is committed to boosting prosperity, attracting investment, and creating good jobs for the people in Kenora-Rainy River riding and across the province.
“We are making it easy for businesses to invest in Ontario,” said Rickford.
“New signage at land border crossings throughout the province communicates a strong message that Ontario is business-friendly, and is committed to reducing the unnecessary regulatory burdens that makes it difficult for workers to find jobs and local businesses to hire,” he noted.
Rickford also highlighted how the government’s proposed Making Ontario Open for Business Act, if passed, will ensure workers have access to good jobs and career growth opportunities, and it will allow businesses to grow and better support local economies.
“For too long, businesses in Northwestern Ontario and across the province have been held back by unnecessary red tape, making it harder to hire talented people,” Rickford said.