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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.

Ontario – Regulation & Paperburden

Small business welcomes Ontario’s red tape reduction initiatives

June 30, 2015
The province is enhancing its commitment to regulatory reform. It passed legislation which requires the current government and future governments to identify, reduce and eliminate unnecessary red tape burden.

Golden Scissors Award goes to CRA Minister

January 23, 2015
The Hon. Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Minister of National Revenue, has won CFIB’s Golden Scissors Award for a policy change at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that allows small businesses to file payroll taxes less often.

Toppling a red tape CASL: CRTC shares paperweight crown

January 19, 2015
Red Tape Awareness WeekTM 2015 launched by toppling a red tape CASL (Canada’s new anti-spam law), with CFIB announcing the dubious “winners” of its annual Paperweight Award, covering the most flagrant examples of government red tape.

Red Tape Report Card: grades all over the map

January 9, 2015
CFIB issued its 2015 Red Tape Report Card on day two of Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, grading the provinces, territories and federal government on their commitment to red tape accountability. The grades suggest that some governments get it, and some still don’t.

Trade within Canada should be easier for small business

August 25, 2014
CFIB is urging provincial leaders to strengthen inter-provincial trade, support TFWP, and reject pension taxes at Council of the Federation (COTF) meeting in Charlottetown later this week.

Small business gets new hot line to regulators

May 7, 2013
The Ontario government has launched a new online tool to allow small businesses to submit their concerns and obtain written responses from provincial ministries on regulatory requirements impacting their business.
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