Canada » Regulation & Paperburden

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

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.

Highlights of Red Tape Awareness Week 2017

January 27, 2017
During the eighth annual Red Tape Awareness Week, from January 23-27, we challenged governments to focus their efforts on the tangled mess of unnecessary regulations holding back your small business.

Golden Scissors Award 2017 – Who’s cutting you free?

January 27, 2017
Every year we show our appreciation to the government officials who recognise the importance of reducing unnecessary regulations on our members with the presentation of the Golden Scissors Award! Come find out who our panel of experts judged to be doing the most to cut small business free.

The red tape headache: Ten tales of frustration

January 25, 2017
Time to give out our annual Paperweight Awards, highlighting outrageous red tape hassles holding back your small business. Sidewalks to nowhere, rogue lemonade stands, and a war on sandwich spreads - the kinds of legislation that exasperate us all. Truly ridiculous stories from across Canada that would be funny if they weren’t so frustrating!

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?
Take Action