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Regulatory Registry Consultation Regarding the federal Business Number

Regulation Number(s):
O.Reg. 442/95
Bill or Act:
Business Regulation Reform Act, 1994
Summary of Proposal:
ServiceOntario is proposing an amendment to O. Reg 442/95 under the Business Regulation Reform Act, 1994 to amend the regulation to require that businesses provide their Business Number when asked to do so by any Ontario government program that interacts with businesses.

The Business Regulation Reform Act, 1994 (BRRA) provides the legal framework for the adoption of the federal Business Number. Cabinet adopted the Business Number policy in 2006 based on the Canada Revenue Agency's federal business number. The use of this common business number improves the sharing of other business information between the Government of Canada, the Minister of Government and Consumer Services, other Ministries and municipalities, and does so in accordance with federal and provincial law.
The Single Business Number is issued by the Government of Canada. It is recognized in most provincial/territorial jurisdictions and can be used across orders of government. This in turn allows business to use a single number to uniquely identify themselves when dealing with government, thereby saving business time and making it easier to comply with government regulations.
All interested parties are encouraged to provide feedback on the proposed regulations by July 26, 2016.

Feedback can be provided in two ways:

1) By using the comments field which appears when the "Comment on this proposal via e-mail" field is accessed below.

2) By regular mail:

Chris Edgar
Regulatory Services Branch, ServiceOntario
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
393 University Avenue, Suite 200,
Toronto ON M5G 2M2
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
16-MGS002
Posting Date:
June 9, 2016
Comments Due Date:
July 26, 2016
Contact Address:
Chris Edgar
Regulatory Services Branch, ServiceOntario
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
393 University Avenue, Suite 200,
Toronto ON M5G 2M2