This week is the 9th annual Red Tape Awareness Week Sponsored by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. Their Provincial Affairs Director Jonathan Alward says they are challenging all levels of government to commit to tackling the burden that red tape places on small business. He explains red tape really translates to lost time filling out unnecessary forms or trying to find confusing information or getting poor customer service and it really wastes employer’s time and energy that can be better spent running their business and growing their business. He adds they’ve been really pleased here in Manitoba as the provincial government here really takes this on as a priority issue and they made a huge amount of progress in a short amount of time.
Information on red tape is available on their website www.cfib.ca/redtape including the Paperweight Awards for the worst over the top regulations, the cost of regulations and red tape to Canadian businesses and the Red Tape report card.