January 27, 2021 –
Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released their annual Red Tape Report Card showing Alberta has made major improvements on cutting red tape after scoring multiple ‘Fs’ under the Rachel Notley-led NDP.
The CFIB said Alberta is the “most improved” among all Canadian provinces, scoring second overall and earning the highest score in accountability and regulatory burden sections.
📢CFIB’s Red Tape Report Card grades are out! Alberta earns its first ever ‘A’ grade and places second overall after years of failing grades. ✂️— Annie Dormuth (@cfibAB) January 27, 2021
Here are the full the grades ➡️ https://t.co/hjJ7iLffnJ pic.twitter.com/2uXXvH0xUA
During the last election, United Conservatives made a major promise to cut red tape by one third by 2023.
A recent report released by the United Conservative government showed that in just one year, red tape reduction has meant nearly half a billion dollars saved for job creators and taxpayers. According to the Alberta government red tape reduction website, red tape has been cut by 9.01 per cent as of January 27, 2021.
“Red tape is a silent killer of jobs and economic growth,” United Conservative MLA Grant Hunter said. “It has no place in a 21st century economy… we still have mountains to climb but I take my hat off to our hard-working team.”
Some major red tape reductions have included liquor modernization, elimination of outdated permits, and streamlining the child care subsidy application.