Nov 2

OBIAA Provides Imput To The Minister Responsible For Small Business – October 2017

OBIAA Meets With The Minister Responsible for Small Business and the Office of The Premier
On October 26, Sue Nicholson (OBIAA Board Member and Collingwood BIA General Manager) and Kay Matthews (OBIAA Executive Director) met with Minister Leal | Minister Responsible For Small Business and Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Daniel Skilleter | Office of the Premier and Jason Easton | Chief of Staff for the Minister Responsible For Small Business.

The goal of the meeting was to bring awareness of the needs and economic impact of Ontario’s BIA’s, both traditional and non-traditional BIAs.

Some key discussion points were:
~ Vacant Units – The Vacant Unit Rebate and Property Standards
~ Municipal Act – BIAs as a key Private-Public partnership
~ Small Infrastructure Funding for BIAs
~ Alignment with Government Ministries Provincially
~ Support for a second ROI Project
~ Creation of a Main Street ‘Class’ for BIAs

We hope you will find the attached letter informative and encourage you to circulate it to your members, your municipality and your mailing lists!

Letter of follow-up from OBIAA to Minister Leal