Red Tape Awareness WeekTM 2016

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From January 18-22, we spread the word that your small business faces too many unnecessary barriers: silly rules, confusing regulations, mountains of paperwork, and unhelpful government policies.

We challenged those who are part of the problem, and acknowledged those governments who are part of the solution (check out these government commitments to reduce red tape).

In recent years, your support of our efforts during Red Tape Awareness Week has led to changes to make it easier for you to run your business, including changes by the CRA, resulting in many small businesses having to file payroll taxes less often, and changing CRA’s My Business Account into an online system for communicating with government, and ensuring that advice is respected by CRA, even when it is found to be incorrect.

How can you get involved?

  • Share the stories on Facebook and Twitter – Showcase how government red tape and burdensome regulations are holding you back. Help us spread the word.
  • Let CFIB help – Learn practical strategies to cut through red tape by taking advantage of our web resources.
  • Join CFIB – Become part of the solution, and help strengthen what is already the strongest voice for the concerns of small business in Canada. Plus, take advantage of the many other benefits that 109,000 independent businesses have come to expect from CFIB! 


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