CME welcomes Spring Red-Tape Reduction Bill

Dennis Darby, President and CEO of CME issued the following statement with regards to the red-tape reduction proposals announced today by the Government of Ontario: 

“Manufacturers welcome today’s announcement by the Government of Ontario which will further reduce the regulatory burden for manufacturers. Complying with regulations currently costs our Ontario members in average $33, 000 a year, more than in any other province. 

Specifically, we were pleased to see measures to modernize environmental compliance practices, modernize workplace health and safety requirements and provides employers with free and instant access to employee training verification.

We look forward to working with the Government of Ontario on working towards achieving a world-class, agile regulatory system that supports innovation and investment, while protecting the environment, and the health and safety of Ontarians. 


Since 1871, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has been helping manufacturers grow at home and, compete around the world. Our focus is to ensure manufacturers are recognized as engines for growth in the economy, with Canada acknowledged as both a global leader and innovator in advanced manufacturing and a global leader in exporting. CME is a member-driven association that directly represents more than 2,500 leading companies who account for an estimated 82 per cent of manufacturing output and 90 per cent of Canada’s exports.


Stefi Proulx

Director of Communications