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Cutting red tape for your business

Business owners, such as yourself, tell us cutting red tape is a top priority. You tell us it’s one of the best ways governments can help your business succeed.

That’s why CFIB is actively working with Nova Scotia’s Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness to make sure your government understands how red tape affects you and what it really costs your business.

The Office released its third annual report and below is a quick update on a few of the red tape areas that matter most to you.

Red tape reduction

Nova Scotia is on track to reduce the red tape on burden on businesses by $25 million (net) by the end of 2018. Cuts are happening in a number areas. One or more will benefit your business directly. Check out these highlights.

Better service from government

The ground-breaking business navigation service has helped more than 1,800 start-ups and small businesses navigate regulations to make opening and operating a business easier. See how three Nova Scotia entrepreneurs benefitted from the free service.

Better business climate

Nova Scotia’s economy is highly connected to the region, the country and the globe. We continue to push Nova Scotia to work with other governments to share what works when it comes to cutting red tape and removing unnecessary obstacles to your business’ growth.

Our commitment to you

We will continue to work with governments to lighten your red tape burden. We will continue to push for more red tape reduction, continued focus on service improvements, and encouraging cooperation on cutting red tape with other governments – municipally, regionally, federally and beyond.

Of further interest

Read the third annual report from the Office of Regulatory Reform and Service Delivery to get all the details.

The fight against red tape is far from over. We need to hear from you. Tell us your red tape issue or concern and we’ll be your voice within government. Call 1-888-234-2232 or email [email protected].