TORONTO, Jan. 5 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business
(CFIB) is pleased to announce the second annual Red Tape Awareness Week will occur from January 10-14, 2011. CFIB is dedicating the week to
raise public awareness about the negative impact of excessive
regulation on small business and citizens alike and pressure
politicians across the country to take action.
CFIB has long championed regulatory reform and estimates the burden of
red tape costs Canadian businesses a staggering $30 billion each year
in compliance costs alone. Over the course of Red Tape Awareness Week, CFIB will be conducting series of special initiatives to draw
attention to the issue and encourage entrepreneurs across Canada to
advocate for change, including:
Red Tape Diaries - a compilation of stories from business owners across
the country about their frustrating experiences in trying to deal with
the confusing array of government rules and regulations
2010 Red Tape Report Card - a review of the regulatory reform efforts by
Canada's federal and provincial governments, complete with final grades
CRA evaluation - Canada Revenue Agency customer service review
As part of the Red Tape Diaries, CFIB is asking small business owners to
share their own frustrating experiences by posting stories and comments
on CFIB's Facebook page. Throughout the week, CFIB spokespeople will
also be using Twitter to circulate information, insights, and updates
about the week's events and the impact of excessive regulation on small
and medium-sized enterprise.
"Red tape is like death by a thousand paper cuts, leaving far too many
entrepreneurs feeling stressed out and frustrated," explained Laura
Jones, CFIB's Vice-President of Western Canada, and one of Canada's
foremost experts on regulatory reform. "Red Tape Awareness Week is all
about creating hope for business owners that the problem can be fixed,
allowing them to shift their focus back to where it should be -
building their businesses, creating jobs, and improving the economy."
SOURCE CANADIAN FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS
For further information:
To find out more about Red Tape Awareness Week, or to arrange an interview, please contact Adam Miller or Meghan Carrington at 416.222.8022 email@example.com. For more information about CFIB research, news, and analysis, please visit our website at www.cfib.ca.