12th Annual Red Tape Awareness Week™ starts January 25th

Updated estimate of the cost of regulation and new report card grades will be featured 

Toronto, January 19, 2021 – Red Tape Awareness Week™ will be back for its 12th year of challenging governments to reduce harmful and excessive regulation from January 25 to 29, announces the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

“COVID-19 has brought into sharp focus the importance of keeping red tape to a minimum—from fast-tracking vaccines and patio approvals to getting government support programs out quickly. As we turn our attention to recovery, reducing red tape can help stimulate the battered economy and create desperately needed jobs in a low-cost way,” said Laura Jones, Executive Vice-President at CFIB.

This year’s Red Tape Awareness Week lineup includes:

  • Monday, January 25: CFIB releases new research updating its 2018 report on the cost red tape imposes on Canada’s small businesses, including a breakdown by size of business. This report is the only regularly updated estimate of the cost of regulation to Canadian businesses.
  • Wednesday, January 27: CFIB releases its annual Red Tape Report Card grading federal and provincial governments on their red tape accountability and reduction. 
  • Thursday, January 28: The Golden Scissors Award for the best government initiative to cut unnecessary red tape is announced. 

For media inquiries or interviews, please contact:
Milena Stanoeva, CFIB

About CFIB
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is Canada’s largest association of small and medium-sized businesses with 110,000 members across every industry and region. CFIB is dedicated to increasing business owners’ chances of success by driving policy change at all levels of government, providing expert advice and tools, and negotiating exclusive savings. Learn more at cfib.ca.