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Pushing for real action on your regulatory burden

It never fails: anytime we ask what issues seriously concern you, red tape comes out near the top of the list. 

But it doesn’t always show up on governments’ radars. That’s why we created Red Tape Awareness Week (RTAW): to drive decision makers to cut unnecessary regulations. Over the course of the week, we show how regulatory burdens from all three levels of government impede your ability to run a successful business and hurt the country’s economy.

The 10th year anniversary of Red Tape Awareness Week will be held from January 21-25, 2019, and we have a lot in store!

Free webinar: Cutting the red tape in hiring!

Hiring is an exciting step for your business – but it can also be one of the most complicated. From paperwork to payroll taxes, it’s an expensive, time-consuming process. Our expert counsellors are hosting a webinar to simplify the process of hiring someone new. 

Register now

The worst of the worst

On January 21, the 2019 Paperweight Awards will be given out to the most egregious stories of regulatory overreach! Previous ‘winners’ include fees for a children’s lemonade stand and a ban on cutting hair.

Celebrating red-tape warriors

The 2019 Golden Scissors Awards will recognize people and departments that have led the fight against red tape by cutting regulations that hinder the success of small businesses. The winners will be announced January 24.

How does your province compare?

If you think you’ve got it worse than others, here’s your chance to find out. The Red Tape Report Card, coming January 22, gives each provincial and territorial government a grade based on their progress in cutting the red tape.

Check out our recent publications on regulation and red tape

Keeping up the fight

CFIB has been leading the fight against over-regulation for 10 years – and we’re nowhere near finished. More politicians and decision-makers recognize the problem and are working to solve it, but red tape is still one of the top burdens your business faces. Stay with us as we keep fight going in the next 10 years.