Prince Edward Island » 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.
Prince Edward Island – Regulation & Paperburden

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.

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.

Environmental policies and consultations moving forward

March 17, 2017
The PEI government has released it's new Energy Strategy and has also launched public consultations on it's new Water Act.

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.

P.E.I. government sees improvement in annual red tape report card

January 24, 2017 – As part of its annual Red Tape Awareness Week™, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) issued a national red tape report card, grading the provinces and territories on their commitment to red tape accountability. This year’s edition, which looks at measurement, public reporting and political leadership showed some improvements in Prince Edward Island earning a C plus overall.
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