Red Tape Report Card: grades all over the map
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Red tape is a massive hidden tax on small business and all Canadians. While some governments are taking action to measure and report on the problem, others have not made red tape accountability a priority.
|Jurisdiction||2014 Grade||2015 Grade|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||C+||C|
|Prince Edward Island||D+||D+|
*too soon to evaluate the new government’s performance on regulatory accountability
BC, which announced it will extend its “one-for-one” rule until 2019, topped the chart with an A grade, while Nova Scotia moved in the opposite direction, earning a D- for not having measured its regulatory burden since 2010.
The report card graded the provinces, territories and federal government on their commitment to red tape accountability, and offered recommendations to governments that want to improve their grade.
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