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Where can I submit my red tape reduction ideas?

Many governments across Canada now have places you can report your red tape headaches.

Find your province in the drop down menu below and use the online portal, e-mail address, or phone number provided to let your government know what red tape hurdles you need fixed!

We're also inviting you to send us your red tape questions, ideas and concerns. We're here to amplify your voice! Contact Us

Find your province below!

British Columbia

While the BC government does not currently have an online portal for citizens to submit questions, ideas, or red tape concerns, they do have an e-mail address dedicated to red tape inquiries. This is provided under their Regulatory and Service Improvement initiative. 

Red Tape Website: Regulatory and Service Improvement
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone #:  N/A

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Alberta

The Alberta government is hosting a Cut Red Tape online portal for citizens to submit their red tape irritants and propose possible solutions. You can also send an e-mail if you prefer. While the online portal does ask you to provide an e-mail address and the first three characters of your postal code, it's relatively anonymous process.

Online Portal: Cut Red Tape
E-mail:  [email protected]
Phone #:  N/A

Want to amplify your voice? Copy us on your e-mail to government using: [email protected] 

Manitoba

The Manitoba government is looking for your input on where to cut red tape. Visit their online portal to submit your red tape irritants and provide possible solutions as part of the Manitoba Regulatory Accountability initiative. 

Online Portal:  Manitoba Regulatory Accountability
E-Mail:  [email protected]
Phone #:  N/A

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Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan government is looking for your input on where to cut red tape. Using their online portal, you can answer a series of questions that help define your problem as well as suggest how it could be fixed. There is an option to remain completely anonymous. 

Online Portal:  Help Cut Red Tape
E-Mail:  [email protected]
Phone #: N/A

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Ontario

The Ontario government has an online portal where organizations who represent businesses, or business owners themselves, can submit their red tape irritants and suggest possible solutions, including policy changes. The online portal asks several questions which may take 5 or more minutes to complete. Unfortunately, the form cannot be submitted anonymously--it requires your name and some contact information.

Online Portal: Cutting Red Tape
E-Mail: N/A
Phone #: N/A

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Quebec

The Quebec government is hosting a public engagement for citizens to submit red tape irritants. While the consultation only runs until February 28, 2020, we hope to see an online portal and available government contacts for both citizens and the province to maintain an ongoing red tap dialogue.

Red Tape Website: Plan d’action gouvernemental en matière d’allègement réglementaire et administratif
E-Mail:  Click here for online e-mail portal
Phone #: 1-418-691-5698

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Nova Scotia

While the Nova Scotia government does not currently have an online portal for citizens to submit questions, ideas or red tape concerns, they have launched a Business Navigator program for entrepreneurs.  The service offers personalized help navigating the regulatory requirements of running a business.

Red Tape Website:  Reducing Nova Scotia's Regulatory Burden 
E-Mail:  [email protected] (for business-related red tape help)
Phone #: 1-844-628-7347 (for business-related red tape help)

Want to amplify your voice? Copy us on your e-mail to government using: [email protected] 

Prince Edward Island

The PEI government does not currently have an online portal for citizens to submit questions, ideas or red tape concerns.

Red Tape Website: N/A
E-Mail: N/A
Phone #: N/A

Want to send your red tape idea to CFIB? E-mail us at: [email protected] 

New Brunswick

While the NB government does not currently have an online portal for citizens to submit questions, ideas or red tape concerns, they have launched a Business Navigator program for entrepreneurs. The service offers one-on-one help navigating the regulatory requirements of running a business. 

Red Tape Website: Business Navigator Service
E-Mail:  [email protected] (for business-related red tape help)
Phone #: 1-833-799-7966 (for business-related red tape help)

Want to amplify your voice? Copy us on your e-mail to government using: [email protected] 

Newfoundland and Labrador

The Newfoundland and Labrador government has an online submission box for citizens to submit their red tape questions, problems and potential solutions. You also have the ability to direct the issue to a specific Department or Agency, and can even select "Don't know" if you are unsure where it should go.

Red Tape Website: Regulatory Reform Initiative
E-Mail:  [email protected]
Phone #: 1-709-729-3485

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