Red Tape Awareness Week puts a spotlight on the confusing rules, paper burden, and bad customer service Canadian small business owners face every day. For our 14th year, Red Tape Awareness Week 2023 will highlight the impact of red tape on both business owners and everyday citizens, award the Golden Scissors to governments making ground-breaking progress and grade each government (provincial and federal) on our Red Tape Report Card. 

Take your #RedTape concerns straight to government!

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Healthcare Report

Did you know doctors spend an estimated 18.5 million hours on unnecessary paperwork every year? Reducing that burden by just 10% would free up the equivalent of 5.5 million patient visits! Check out our groundbreaking report Patients over Paperwork for more on cutting red tape in the healthcare system.

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The Grades are in! Check out which governments are leaders in cutting red tape and which ones are in detention in our 2023 Red Tape Report Card!

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Healthcare Report

Did you know doctors spend an estimated 18.5 million hours on paperwork every year? Reducing that burden by just 10% would free up the equivalent of 5.5 million patient visits! Check out our groundbreaking report Patients over Paperwork for more on cutting red tape in the healthcare system.

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See the Grades

The Grades are in! Check out which governments are leaders in cutting red tape and which ones are in detention in our 2023 Red Tape Report Card!

Learn more about the #RedTape award winners:

The Golden Scissors Award is a prestigious national CFIB award that recognizes individuals or teams who have successfully motivated others to take action or produced meaningful, positive results in cutting red tape. Find out who is taking CFIB’s top prize for cutting red tape!

CFIB announces the 2023 Paperweight Award, highlighting the most ridiculous example of red tape from across the country. As the world was finally coming back to life after two years, someone clearly forgot to tell Service Canada!


Learn More About #RedTape:

The Golden Scissors Award is a prestigious national CFIB award that recognizes individuals or teams who have successfully motivated others to take action or produced meaningful, positive results in cutting red tape. Find out who is taking CFIB’s top prize for cutting red tape!

Remember those lines that stretched city blocks outside of passport offices? 80% of passport applicants experienced frustrations, from multiple trips to Service Canada to taking time off work and delaying travel plans. The government of Canada’s passport mess is this year’s paperweight award winner.

CFIB has been putting your red tape issues in the spotlight and holding governments accountable through the years. From previous Red Tape reports, research and awards, you will see how CFIB has been fighting to combat red tape.

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Take your #RedTape concerns straight to government

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Paperweight Award

#RedTape Report Card Grades

Golden Scissors Awards

Learn More About #RedTape

Healthcare Report

Check out our groundbreaking report Patients over Paperwork for more on cutting red tape in the healthcare system.

Paperweight Award

Remember those lines that stretched city blocks outside of passport offices? The government of Canada’s passport mess is this year’s paperweight award winner.

Red Tape Report Card Grades

The Grades are in! Check out which governments are leaders in cutting red tape and which ones are in detention in our 2023 Red Tape Report Card!

Golden Scissors Awards News Release

And the winner is….find out who is taking this years Golden Scissors Award, CFIB’s top prize for cutting red tape!