Industry Canada

Industry Canada

October 23, 2009 14:45 ET

Government of Canada Supports Small Business Growth and Prosperity: Highlights BizPal Milestone That Reduces Red Tape and Increases Innovation for Businesses

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 23, 2009) - The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), is wrapping up Small Business Week today by announcing that more than 50 percent of Canadians now have access to BizPaL.

"BizPaL makes starting and running a business faster and easier. Entrepreneurs using this tool will have more time to spend growing their businesses," said Minister of State Ablonczy. "Our government's number-one priority is our economic recovery, which in large part is being led by small businesses from coast to coast to coast."

BizPaL is an online service that simplifies the business permit and licence process. This unique partnership among all three levels of government cuts red tape and helps entrepreneurs start up faster.

In addition to BizPaL, through the Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada has introduced a number of initiatives to help small businesses innovate, create jobs and generate wealth in every region across our country. By increasing access to financing, lowering taxes and cutting red tape, we are enabling our small businesses to drive our country's economic success.

Another helpful online tool for entrepreneurs is the Canada Business Network, a one-stop shop for government information. Visit the Canada Business Network website ( and the BizPaL website ( to see how these services can help your business.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Diane Ablonczy
    Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism)
    Catherine Godbout
    Industry Canada
    Media Relations