first_img streamlining the application process, including reducing the amount of information and steps to obtain approval for changes to entertainment helping to reduce wait times for new applicants adding a new class of special occasion licence to provide temporary extensions of licensed premises in a timely and cost effective manner. “We are pleased to see government taking action to reduce red tape for the industry,” said Luc Erjavec, vice president, Atlantic Canada, Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association. “This is a good first step and we look forward to continuing to work with the province to address the issues facing businesses in Nova Scotia.” The amendments will reduce the administrative burden of the Utility and Review Board and provide better clarity about procedures and responsibilities. Changes that will save time and money for licensed establishments are now in effect. “Making it easier to do business in Nova Scotia is just one of the ways we are helping to create good jobs and grow the economy,” said Marilyn More, Minister of Labour and Workforce Development. “These regulations were developed following close consultation with stakeholder groups, as well as the Utility and Review Board, and benefit all parties involved.” The amendments to the liquor licensing regulations include:last_img read more