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Golden Scissors Awards: Celebrating red tape warriors

The prestigious Golden Scissors Award recognizes politicians, public servants and other Canadians who have shown leadership in cutting red tape, producing meaningful and positive results for small businesses like yours. 

The ultimate prize of the Golden Scissors has only been bestowed on only a small handful of people and organizations. Read up on 2021’s special winner, and see below for all our winners, going back to 2015.

2021: Raising a glass to red tape reduction

Instead of doling out Golden Scissors Awards to a select few winners, we’re recognizing governments across the country who gave us something to celebrate: alcohol regulations fit for the 21st century.

Whether it was provinces allowing beer and wine to be sold with takeout orders, or municipalities who eased their patio rules and applications, politicians across Canada served up a big glass of sanity. Cheers!

About Red Tape Awareness Week: Each year, CFIB dedicates one week in January to raise public awareness about the impact of excessive regulations and red tape on small business and challenge politicians and bureaucrats across the country to take action.