ST. JOHN'S, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State
(Small Business and Tourism), along with members of the Red Tape
Reduction Commission, today met with representatives of the St.
John's-area business community to discuss federal red tape challenges
they face—in particular those challenges faced by small business.
"Our Government's first priority is the economy and we understand that
small businesses are a key part of driving Canada's economic engine,"
said Minister of State Moore. "Through red tape reduction consultations
like today's, we are listening to the concerns and ideas of those who
know first-hand where red tape is most problematic: the small
The Red Tape Reduction Commission was first announced in Budget 2010: Leading the Way on Jobs and Growth. Its mandate includes identifying irritants to business stemming from
federal regulatory requirements. The focus is on those burdens that
have a clear detrimental effect on growth, competitiveness and
innovation. The Commission will also recommend options that address the
issues on a long-term basis, while ensuring that the environment and
the health and safety of Canadians are not compromised in the process.
"Through our Red Tape Reduction Commission, we're working to ensure that
entrepreneurs can focus less on paperwork and more on growing their
business and creating jobs. I'd like to thank the participants of
today's consultations for their valuable input and look forward to
hearing more from Canada's entrepreneurs as the Commission travels
across the country in the coming weeks and months," concluded Minister
of State Moore.
The Commission will hold consultations with Canadians and Canadian
businesses during a series of round tables across the country. An
online consultation process is also taking place at www.reduceredtape.gc.ca before the Commission issues its recommendations to the Government in
the fall of 2011.
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SOURCE TREASURY BOARD OF CANADA SECRETARIAT
For further information:
|Catherine Godbout |
Office of the Honourable Rob Moore
Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism)
Treasury Board of Canada