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.
Every year we show our appreciation to the government officials who recognise the importance of reducing unnecessary regulations on our members with the presentation of the Golden Scissors Award! Come find out who our panel of experts judged to be doing the most to cut small business free.
The New Brunswick government is getting a C+ in the 2017 Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) annual red tape report card. The report card grades the provinces and territories on their commitment to red tape reduction and accountability.