Toronto, Ontario – Ontario is supporting small, independent grocers by reducing the regulatory fee required to sell beer, cider and wine by $2,000 per year, representing a 66 per cent savings for qualified businesses.
Jeff Leal, Minister Responsible for Small Business, and Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development and Growth, were at Galleria Supermarket in Toronto today to make the announcement.
This is a first step in Ontario’s plan to reduce fees and other costs for small- and medium-sized businesses.
These proposed changes would support Ontario’s five-year, $650-million Business Growth Initiative that is helping to grow the economy and create jobs by promoting an innovation-based economy, helping small companies scale-up and modernizing regulations for businesses.
Supporting small businesses is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.