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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: 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.
We want your horror stories. The 2019 Paperweight Awards will be given out to the most egregious stories of regulatory overreach. Previous ‘winners’ include a fees for a children’s lemonade stand and a ban on cutting hair.Nominate an awful regulation today
We’re looking for a true champion of small business! 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.Nominate a crusader
The true cost of red tape
Regulations don’t just take up your time. They’re taking billions out of the Canadian economy.
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 gives each provincial and territorial government a letter grade based on their progress in cutting the red tape.
Here are just some of the results we’ve seen from past Red Tape Awareness Weeks: