Tuesday, September 19 marked the start of a new season of the MBiz Breakfast Series Presented by 6P Marketing. To mark the start of the breakfast season, the Honourable Cameron Friesen, Minister of Finance, provided an update and announcement regarding the province’s work on reducing regulatory requirements government have in place for non-profits, businesses, municipalities and private citizens in order to access government programs or services, participate in regulated activities, or conduct business in the province.
Reducing red tape has been an issue the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce has long been a vocal proponent of and was pleased when the province announced plans to address and reduce the paperwork earlier this year. Over the course of his speech, Minister Friesen outlined the work a government-led task force has been doing over the course of the last eight months, reviewing documents, procedures, duplication, etc. During the breakfast, Friesen announced the initial work has been completed and the staggeringly large number baseline count of regulatory requirements of the province. The minister shared with the audience that after the completion of a government-wide count a total of 906,824 regulatory requirements were identified in 12,393 documents across government. As the breakfast came to an end, Minister Friesen reminded those in attendance that the province is committed to continued reductions through the one-for-one rule, a rule forcing the government to get rid of a regulatory requirement each time a similar requirement is implemented, and the province aims to be the most improved regulatory jurisdiction by 2020.
The MBiz Breakfast Series, now in its fifth year, has welcomed 37 speakers, from well-known CEO’s to federal and provincial ministers, and other political leaders, and dignitaries. The series has brought together more than 6,000 of Manitoba’s most important and influential corporate and industry leaders, business stakeholders, and decision makers for breakfast. We would like to thank our presenting sponsor, 6P Marketing, breakfast sponsor Teranet, President’s table sponsor, CPHR Manitoba, coffee bar sponsor CPA Manitoba, our exclusive media partners from the Winnipeg Free Press, and series supporter Travel Manitoba for a great start to the new season.
Our next breakfast will be Tuesday, October 10 with Tim McMillan, President and CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Tickets for this breakfast event can be found by clicking here.