Service NL
April 05, 2017

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Perry Trimper, Minister of Service NL.

Minister Trimper Shares Update on BizPaL Registrations

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to announce that 10 new municipal partners have joined BizPaL in this past fiscal year.

Last fall we announced that seven new municipalities had signed on, and today we can add Greenspond, Victoria and Hant’s Harbour to that list.

The BizPal program helps local entrepreneurs save time and money by simplifying the process of obtaining permits and licences.

This federal-provincial-territorial online information service is free for entrepreneurs to use and there is no cost to municipalities to sign on as a partner.

Our government recognizes the important role small and medium-sized businesses play in helping strengthen the economy. BizPaL reduces red tape for business, which is a key commitment in The Way Forward.

Mr. Speaker, 90 Newfoundland and Labrador municipalities are now partners in this initiative.

I encourage all members of this house to reach out to municipal leaders in their districts to tell them about the benefits of being a BizPaL partner, so we can reach our goal of 100 members this year.

I also encourage municipal leaders across the province to contact Service NL if they would like more information about how BizPaL can help them support new ventures in their community.

Thank you.

2017 04 05                              2:40 p.m.