CFIB gets action from government on reducing red tape

Canada’s job creators scored a victory today as the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) launched consultations with small business owners as part of the federal government’s Red Tape Reduction Action Plan.

The first consultation takes place in Ottawa today, with more face-to-face meetings scheduled through the month of November in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver. The purpose of these consultations is to help CRA set its priorities for reducing unnecessary regulations and paperwork to best reflect the needs of small business.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is working with CRA to find members to attend consultations in each host city. If you have a story to tell about dealing with CRA, let us know!

CFIB has also opened nominations for the second annual Golden Scissors Award. This award recognizes individuals or teams of people who have produced real results in cutting red tape for small businesses, and demonstrated leadership on the issue. Nominations are open until November 30thand can be made by emailing