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Yukon receives a “D” in CFIB’s national red tape report card

Every January, we showcase throughout Red Tape Awareness Week the cost and impact of excessive regulation to small business. Every day brings another compelling announcement, regulatory challenge, or insightful report designed to make your government aware of the mess that red tape can cause such as restraining growth and stifling innovation. 

To evaluate how a province/territory is doing, we grade each government’s red tape reduction efforts to see how your government stacks up to the rest of Canada.

The Yukon government received a “D” grade in spite of the government’s pledge to make red tape reduction a priority. Although the government has strong political leadership and has committed to removing barriers for small business, they have yet to create a comprehensive public measure or create a clear cap on government rules. Time will tell whether or not the Yukon government’s strong political leadership will translate into meaningful policies that will control red tape over time.

We look forward to working with the Yukon Government to make meaningful red tape reduction for small businesses. Who knows what new grade could be on the horizon for RTAW 2019?

To learn more about other province/territories grades, please visit and follow #redtape. To inform us of red tape issues burdening your small business, please email [email protected] 

January 23, 2018

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