REGINA, Sask. — Denis Prud’homme, past president of the Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA), has been appointed to a federal government commission looking at reducing red tape in business.
Prud’homme, former owner of Prud’homme Trucking, was chosen to join a cross-section of six business and industry leaders as well as six elected officials that make up the commission. The group will hold cross-Canada roundtables to discuss what can be done to reduce irritants from federal regulatory requirements. The commission is due to report finding and recommendations this fall.
“I am both humbled and excited to have been chosen by the Prime Minister to look into what can be done to encourage business growth, while reducing red tape,” Prud’homme said. “Reducing the red tape will lessen the compliance burden and some of regulatory duplication faced especially by small and medium size businesses and thus will foster growth, competition and innovation.”
“Denis’s extensive background and leadership in the truck transport sector will certainly offer a perspective on the amount of red tape facing our industry daily,” said current STA president Glen Ertell. “Hopefully the commission will be able to get a handle on the tangle of regulatory requirements facing business in Canada.”
Prud’homme, who served as STA president from 2006-08, is an organic farmer in the Regina area. He continues to consult on transportation and employment issues. He also chairs the transportation and logistics sector component of Enterprise Saskatchewan.
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