The Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs revealed that the government intends to repeal and replace the Commercial Enterprises Act in the new session of Parliament.

Sen. Hon. Ryan Pinder spoke with members of the media outside of Cabinet on Tuesday on the parts of the bill that the government are looking to remove and keep such as the economic development zones.  He said, “that would bolster the economic development zones component of that bill or that act but then get rid of the automatic granting of work permits and the employment aspects of it that are objectionable to us.  So it is on our horizon, we just looked at it.  Instead of doing a full repeal we’re taking a more progressive approach.”

The Attorney General went further stating that the government has passed over one hundred pieces of legislation in less than two years.  He also said the government stands by the legislative agenda in the first speech from the throne and the items mentioned in that speech will be addressed in the new session of Parliament.