October 25, 2011
BizPaL – an online service that claims to streamline business permit and licensing – provides clear benefits to entrepreneurs. When up-to-date and accurate, it reduces red tape. But to live up to its billing as a one-stop shop, information management and quality control must be improved; otherwise BizPaL risks becoming irrelevant.
November 1, 2006
In 2005, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released a groundbreaking study on government regulation and paper burden titled "Rated R: Prosperity Restricted by Red Tape". The study conservatively estimates the annual cost of regulatory compliance on Canada's business community at $33 billion.