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Regulation costs Canadian businesses $37.1 billion a year

January 21, 2015
A CFIB report released during Red Tape Awareness Week™ shows that the total cost of regulation to Canadian businesses has grown from $31.7 billion in 2012 to $37.1 billion in 2014.

Red tape and individuals

January 27, 2014
From filing taxes to applying for government permits, how much does red tape cost you? Our report quantifies, for the first time, the cost of some of the most common red tape headaches for ordinary Canadians.

Red tape costs much more in Canada than in U.S.

January 21, 2013
The 2013 version of Canada’s Red Tape Report compares the regulatory costs faced by Canadian small businesses to those faced by their U.S. counterparts. And the comparison reveals that Canadian businesses pay significantly more.

Prosperity Restricted by Red Tape

January 11, 2010
There is no question that some regulation, like some taxation, is beneficial. Too much, however, is not. Canada’s small- and medium-sized business owners are all too aware of the cost of regulation. Canadian businesses of all sizes spend $30.5 billion a year to comply with obligations from all levels of government.

Serving Up Better Government

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.
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