As noted in Economic Action Plan 2013, the Government of Canada remains committed to eliminating unnecessary red tape from the federal regulatory system, while maintaining Canada's high standards for safety and protection. By implementing its Red Tape Reduction Action Plan reforms, the Government is bringing a new discipline to how it regulates and is creating a more predictable environment for businesses.
About the Initiative
Launched on October 1, 2012, the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan sets out what the Government is doing to cut red tape so entrepreneurs can focus on doing business.
The Action Plan addresses specific irritants to businesses to limit regulatory creep and make the system more transparent, accountable, and predictable. It responds to all 90 department-specific actions recommended by the Red Tape Reduction Commission, as well as six system-wide reforms to the way the Government regulates. These systemic reforms are grouped under three major areas of action:
- Making it easier to do business with regulators:
- requiring interpretation policies that clarify, up front, how regulators interpret questions about meeting regulatory requirements
- Improving service and predictability:
Who Will Benefit
All Canadians benefit from the Action Plan’s regulatory reforms. By reforming the regulatory system, the Government is freeing Canadian businesses from unnecessary red tape so they can focus on creating jobs for Canadian workers and expanding their enterprises. In this way, the red tape reduction reforms are helping to secure Canada’s long-term economic prosperity.
Since launching the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan on October 1, 2012, the Government of Canada has been working hard to implement the various Action Plan reforms that help reduce red tape.
Find Out More
For more information, visit the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan.