The Manitoba Government is proposing to remove general prohibitions from The Environment Act for the expansion of hog barns and manure storage facilities.

The move is part of proposed legislation that would reduce outdated, contradictory, complicated or ineffective regulatory requirements imposed on businesses, industry and local governments

“Our government is committed to eliminating the barriers that prevent business and local governments from thriving and expanding,” said Finance Minister Cameron Friesen.

Friesen added that the red tape reduction and government efficiency act would amend or repeal 15 pieces of legislation to reduce the red tape that is creating burdens on business, non-profits, municipalities, private citizens and government officials.

“Our government recognizes the status quo has created unnecessary challenges for both industry and government,” he added.  “The proposed changes were identified as priority actions by both industry leaders and the civil service.  Once implemented, these changes would improve efficiency and effectiveness, making it easier for all Manitobans to prosper and focus on their priorities.”

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