Red Tape Awareness Week™ 2023 to focus on making life easier for Canadians

92% of Canadians say governments should make it a high priority to improve their service to the public

Toronto, January 24, 2023 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)’s Red Tape Awareness WeekTM is back from January 30th to February 3rd. This year will focus on how regulatory modernization can improve Canadians’ lives. 

The 14th annual Red Tape Awareness Week lineup includes: 

  • Monday, January 30: New provincial red tape challenge: “Patients before Paperwork”
  • Tuesday, January 31: The award no one wants to win: the Paperweight “Award” is announced
  • Wednesday, February 1: Red Tape Report Card day for provincial and federal governments
  • Thursday, February 2: Golden Scissors Award winner is announced 

CFIB launched Red Tape Awareness Week 14 years ago to hold governments accountable for rules, processes, and paperwork. Red Tape Awareness Week continues to grade governments’ progress, highlight good examples of regulatory modernization and where governments can reduce their red tape burden. 

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For media enquiries or interviews, please contact:
Dariya Baiguzhiyeva, CFIB

These are the findings of a survey commissioned by CFIB. The survey was conducted from November 18 to 21, 2022, among a nationally representative sample of n=1,507 Canadians who are members of the online Angus Reid Forum, balanced and weighted on age, gender, region and education. For comparison purposes, a probability sample of this size has an estimated margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. The survey was conducted in English and French.

About CFIB
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is Canada’s largest association of small and medium-sized businesses with 97,000 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