Regional waste regulations creating anti-competitive environment
St. John’s, January 26, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has requested the resignation of the Board of Directors for the Central Regional Service Board (Board), effective immediately. From the perspective of many members in the central Newfoundland region, the Board has failed in its ability to implement the Sort It Central waste regulations.
“It is integral, during this time of economic uncertainty, that governments do what they can to ensure the best possible environment for business growth and success,” said Vaughn Hammond, Director of Provincial Affairs for Newfoundland and Labrador. “The Board is simply doing the opposite with its waste regulations.”
For many months, CFIB and some of its members have been communicating with elected officials and bureaucrats on the need to ensure greater compliance with the region’s waste regulations. CFIB members say the cost of waste collection and disposal has grown too expensive and they are uncertain what the environmental benefit is.
“Many of our members in the region want to be environmental stewards and do what they can to reduce waste going into the system,” explained Hammond. “However, the Board has failed to implement the very regulations that it created and, for that reason, all Board members should resign to make room for those who are willing to do it properly.”
A copy of the letter to the Board is available here: nl1144.pdf
For further information, contact Vaughn Hammond at 709-753-7745 or [email protected].
CFIB is Canada’s largest association of small- and medium-sized businesses with 109,000 members across every sector and region.