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Regulations are an essential tool used by governments to carry out economic and social policy from which businesses and citizens benefit. While some regulation is needed, too often federal and provincial governments impose excess regulation that is not only unnecessary, but is also harmful to businesses. Government-imposed regulation reduces productivity and limits innovation, with SMEs bearing a disproportionately high amount of the burden.
Canada – Regulation & Paperburden

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law: Clearing up a muddy law

November 29, 2017
Since going into effect in 2014, Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) has changed the rules on how businesses like yours can communicate with clients and prospective clients. CASL’s goal was to punish spammers, but it affects every business in the country.

Red Tape Awareness Week: Pushing for real action on your regulatory burden

November 29, 2017
It never fails: anytime we ask what issues seriously concern you, red tape comes out near the top of the list. But it doesn’t always show up on governments’ radars.

Nominations open for Paperweight Award

October 9, 2017
Nominations are now open for the fifth annual Paperweight Award. This award recognizes government departments, agencies, programs, or individuals who have made life increasingly difficult for small businesses by adding significant red tape.

Nominations open for Golden Scissors Award TM

October 9, 2017
Nominations are now open for the seventh annual Golden Scissors AwardTM to recognize those politicians, public servants, or other Canadians who have demonstrated leadership in cutting red tape for small business in a meaningful way.

Making it easier to operate and do business across Atlantic

March 13, 2017
The Council of Atlantic Premiers made new commitments to improve regional regulatory efficiency.

The results are in! National red tape report card day is here

January 24, 2017
See how your government stacks up to others across the country. Who has what it takes to get the job done? Who leaves room for improvement?

The red tape rallying call: One rule in, one rule out!

January 23, 2017
To kick off its annual Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, the CFIB is issuing a red tape challenge to provincial and territorial governments across the country to follow the example set federally and legislate a one-for-one law. Who has what it takes to accept the challenge? Who, unfortunately, will sit this one out?
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