Manitoba poised to go from laggard to leader
We know entrepreneurs, like you, deal with piles of red tape like PST, GST, employment standards, municipal by-laws, payroll taxes, WCB paperwork – the list goes on and on. You tell us red tape holds back your business - dealing with inconsistent information, confusing forms, outdated rules and rude customer service.
Government red tape is a hidden tax affecting Canada’s small businesses much more than larger firms. CFIB estimates the annual cost of all regulations on businesses is pegged at $37 billion per year, with one-third of that ($11 billion) considered red tape. In Manitoba, all federal, provincial and municipal regulations cost businesses $1.2 billion per year, $360 million of which is considered red tape.
That’s why eight years ago CFIB launched Canada’s Red Tape Awareness Week (RTAW), which looks at the governments making progress and the ones lagging when it comes to reducing unnecessary rules and red tape on entrepreneurs.