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  Justice Minister Bill Gillis today introduced the Business
  Electronic Filing Act which is designed to simplify the
  process of doing business with government.
  The act lays the foundation for business to more easily
  interact with government. The legislation allows government
  to identify acts and regulations that require business to
  frequently interact with government. Once identified,
  programs can be put in place to minimize the number of times
  business must interact with government, thereby reducing
  both costs and paper.
  Once systems are in place, the act allows business to file
  information and required forms electronically. The
  legislation is designed to simplify regulatory requirements,
  eliminate duplication and improve government organizational
  "Anything we can do to ease the administrative burden for
  business is important," said Dr Gillis. "We will also be
  seeking the input of the business community before any
  specific initiatives are put in place."
  Contact: Michele McKinnon  902-424-6811
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