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CFIB invited to Washington to share success in encouraging governments to cut red tape

Toronto, April 20, 2016 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business’s (CFIB) executive vice president Laura Jones is in Washington D.C. to share Canada’s success in combating red tape. In particular, she will focus on:

  • Canada’s Federal Red Tape Reduction Act, which mandates that one regulation must be removed for every new one created.
  • British Columbia’s leadership in red tape reduction since 2001, which includes reducing regulatory requirements by over 40 percent and recently passing legislation to create a Red Tape Reduction Day.

She will be highlighting how important it has been to Canada’s success that political parties of all stripes understand the importance of protecting important rules while reducing red tape. Jones will be speaking at the National Association of Surface Finishers, followed by presentations to a senate sub-committee and the United States Congress Joint Economic Committee.

To find out more about Canada’s red tape lessons, read Laura Jones’s paper published by the Mercatus Center titled Cutting Red Tape in Canada: A Regulatory Reform Model for the United States?

To arrange an interview with Laura Jones, please contact Ryan Mallough at 1-416-222-8022, 1-647-464-2814 or [email protected].

CFIB is Canada’s largest association of small- and medium-sized businesses with 109,000 members across every sector and region.