British Columbia Recognized for Cutting Red Tape (and Keeping it Cut)

British Columbia Recognized for Cutting Red Tape (and Keeping it Cut)

January 23, 2015 Posted by Mary Meldrum

Minister of State for Small Business Naomi Yamamoto receives another great report card from CFIB VP Laura Jones.

For the fourth year in a row, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has recognized British Columbia’s success in making it easier for business to do business, once again granting the Province an “A” grade for cutting red tape for businesses and citizens, during its annual Red Tape Awareness Week campaign, January 19-23, 2015.

“The B.C. government is one of the only governments in Canada willing to make red tape easier to fight by measuring regulatory requirements, reporting the measures publicly and setting a one-in-one-out target, " said CFIB executive vice president Laura Jones. “The Province continues to set the gold standard for accountability and push for new ways to improve on its red tape reduction record. British Columbia deserves its top “A” grade on our report card.”

Red Tape Awareness Week raises public awareness about the burden of excessive regulations on small business and citizens. The national campaign also ranks each province and territory in its Annual Red Tape Report Card on efforts to cut red tape. The release of the 2015 report card confirmed that B.C. retains the top spot in Canada for measuring and publicly reporting on the rules, processes and paperwork imposed on small businesses.

As part of Red Tape Awareness week, British Columbia also continued its commitment to ease the regulatory burden on small business by extending its commitment to a net zero increase of regulatory requirements to 2019. A net zero increase means eliminating one existing requirement when a new requirement is needed. Learn about what the B.C. government is doing to reduce red tape and what this means for businesses in the province.

British Columbia is one of North America’s most competitive and dynamic business locations, and a great place to start a business.  Our strong and resilient economy offers unlimited potential, and our advantages are attracting growth-focused businesses from around the world.  Learn more about British Columbia’s advantages for business.
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