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Red Tape Awareness Week shines light on the cost of excessive regulation 

January 16, 2018 – CFIB’s ninth annual Red Tape Awareness Week, from January 22-26, is showing the cost and impact of excessive regulation and congratulating those working to reduce red tape. 

“Every time we survey our members, red tape is one of their top concerns,” said CFIB executive vice-president Laura Jones. “Red Tape Awareness Week is our way of showing how unnecessary regulations disproportionately hurt Canada’s small, independent businesses and what governments can do to ease that burden.”

The Red Tape Awareness Week lineup includes:

  • Thursday, January 18: The 2018 Paperweight Awards are announced, highlighting some of the worst, most over-the-top regulations in the country. Business owners are encouraged to vote on their top pick. 
  • Monday, January 22: CFIB is releasing unique research estimating the total cost of regulation and red tape to Canadian businesses. 
  • Tuesday, January 23: The annual Red Tape Report Card is released. Which provinces get an A? Who is getting an F?  
  • Wednesday, January 24: CFIB issues Canada’s Red Tape Challenge.
  • Thursday, January 25: CFIB highlights impact of red tape on Canada’s farmers.
  • Friday, January 26: CFIB announces the winner and honourable mentions for the Golden Scissors Award for leadership in cutting the red tape. (Finalists will be announced on Friday, January 19).  

CFIB’s Red Tape Awareness Week encourages governments across the country to launch their own red tape reduction initiatives. To learn more visit CFIB.ca/redtape and follow #redtape.

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