Ottawa is facing a shortage of bookstores.
It’s the kind of shortage that’s seen the city in crisis several times before.
But this time, Ottawa has a plan to make the problem worse.
On Monday, city officials unveiled a plan that they hope will help address the issue.
It includes new requirements for how new businesses must be set up, a new licensing system for the stores, and the creation of a $500,000 fund to help those businesses get off the ground.
The city’s plan is part of the government’s “New Economy” strategy, which is aimed at promoting more business growth and supporting local businesses.
“We have a shortage problem in Ottawa,” said Coun.
“There are so many things that need to happen.”
The city says it has put in place a series of measures aimed at making it easier for new businesses to get going.
New businesses can’t open in the same place they’re already operating, or they’ll have to open two different locations, or it’ll have the same storefront address, said Councillor Doug Holyday.
Businesses can’t have the exact same name or logo, he added.
“I think we’ve got to make sure that every business that is going to open in Ottawa is going do it in the right way.”
The city’s licensing system will require new businesses that want to open to have a new licence.
The province says it is looking to create a system where new businesses can apply for a “branding certificate,” which can be used to identify which locations are the same as the ones they’re planning to open.
That certificate will have to be renewed every three years.
The City of Ottawa says the new licensing rules will create an incentive for new business to open and help them get their doors opened.
It will also create a licensing system that ensures all businesses in the city are covered.
It’s also aimed at getting new businesses up and running faster, with new rules on how long it takes to set up.
For the first time, businesses will have an “automated” process for applying for a new license, which will take an average of 45 days.
If that’s too much time, they can ask for an extension.
The new rules also make it easier to open a new business.
A new business can apply to be registered as a new one, and can take the same form and be issued with a “barcode.”
That’s the serial number of the business.
Finally, businesses that have an online presence or can be connected to a mobile app can apply and be registered online.
They’ll also have to apply for an exemption from the new rules.
So far, all the new businesses have had their applications approved.
There are about 2,500 licensed bookstores in Ottawa.
The City of Hamilton also has its own licensing system, which was put in motion in 2014.
The government said it was in the process of revamping it in 2016.
In its original version, the new regulations only applied to bookstores, but the city now says it will expand the system to include all types of businesses.