The Red Tape Reduction Commission
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today the creation of the Red Tape Reduction Commission, which will work to reduce the burden of federal regulatory requirements on Canadian enterprises, especially small- and medium-sized businesses.
The Red Tape Reduction Commission, chaired by Rob Moore, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) has been established to:
- identify irritants to business stemming from federal regulatory requirements, with a focus on irritants that have a clear detrimental effect on growth, competitiveness and innovation;
- recommend options that address the irritants on a long-term basis, while ensuring that the environment and the health and safety of Canadians are not compromised in the process.
The Commission will also consult Canadian businesses and individuals through an online consultation process at www.reduceredtape.gc.ca, which will be open until April 22, 2011, and by hosting a series of roundtables across Canada (dates, times and locations of the roundtables will be made public shortly).
Building on past and ongoing Government initiatives to reduce the burden of complying with regulatory requirements, the Commission will help find effective and lasting solutions to reduce red tape for Canadian small- and medium-sized businesses.