Ontario government moving more services online

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Ontario will soon move more government services online to make its operations more user-friendly and redesign its bulk purchases to save money.

According to a recent article on City News, Ontario’s treasury board president, Peter Bethlenfalvy, revealed this digital government strategy during a speech in downtown Toronto today.

Bethlenfalvy said that the top 10 services, which are offered by ServiceOntario, will soon be offered online, but did not provide a timeline for implementation.

He also said that the province will redesign its procurement process, which will better leverage Ontario’s bulk buying power, a move with could save an estimated billion dollars per year.

The plan will also see transfer payments to social service agencies, which will help to simplify the funding system.

The government is also reviewing the offices it owns and considering selling spaces it doesn’t need across Ontario.

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