Award recognizes leadership in cutting red tape for entrepreneurs
TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - With only a few days left until the start of Canada's fourth annual Red Tape Awareness WeekTM (Jan 21-25), the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has announced the finalists for its second Golden Scissors Award. The Award recognizes an individual who has successfully motivated or demonstrated leadership and courage, and produced meaningful and positive results in cutting red tape for small business.
CFIB gathered dozens of possible Golden Scissors Award nominations from all levels of government across Canada. The winner will be announced Friday, January 25th and will receive a special trophy, framed certificate, as well as recognition on CFIB's website, Facebook page, and other member communication.
The finalists for 2013 Golden Scissors Award are:
|1.|| The Hon. Alison Redford, Premier of Alberta;
the Hon. Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan;
and the Hon. Christy Clark, Premier of British
| Creating common business registration rules,
labour mobility provisions, and streamlined
regulations through the New West Partnership.
|2.|| Gerard Griffin, Director of Regulatory
Reform, Department of Service,
Newfoundland and Labrador.
| Leading Newfoundland and Labrador's
commitment to reducing red tape.
|3.|| The Hon. Maureen MacDonald, Minister of
Finance, Nova Scotia; the Hon. Dan Albas,
Member of Parliament for Okanagan-
Coquihalla; and Shirley-Ann George.
| Reducing barriers to transporting wine and
spirits across provincial borders.
|4.|| Nancy MacLellan, Executive Director for
Service Delivery, Service Nova Scotia.
| Introducing BizPaL, and improving service
standards in Nova Scotia, such as requiring
that most provincial licenses and permits be
processed within 10 business days.
|5.|| The Hon. Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic
Development and Innovation, Ontario.
| Reducing paperwork, improving customer
service and strengthening public
accountability in government.
|6.|| Cathy Shaw, Cari Bowley, and Victor
Chiarella, Ministry of Entrepreneurship,
Training and Trade, Government of Manitoba,
and Stan Bucko, Kirk Cumming, Norm
Dobson, City of Winnipeg.
| Working with the City of Winnipeg to become
the first municipality in Canada to formally
adopt the Business Number as the common
identifier for business.
|7.|| Bev Monea, Chair of Regulatory
Modernization Council (RMC), Saskatchewan.
| Leading Saskatchewan's Regulatory
|8.|| Jean Saint-Gelais, Secretary-General and Clerk
of the Conseil exécutif, and former CEO of
| Identifying and reducing red tape at Revenu
Québec; remarkable commitment to the
efforts made by the government's Red Tape
|9.|| The Hon. Gail Shea, Minister of National
| Changing CRA's My Business Account into an
online system for communicating with
government and ensuring advice is respected
by CRA even when they're wrong.
|10.|| The Hon. Rob Moore, Member of Parliament
for Fundy Royal; the Hon. Maxime Bernier,
Minister of State for Small Business and
Tourism; and the Hon. Tony Clement,
President of the Treasury Board.
| Leading the federal Red Tape Reduction
To read the full list of finalists, please visit www.cfib.ca.
Canadians are encouraged to show their support for CFIB's Red Tape Revolution by signing the on-line petition at www.cfib.ca/redtape.
As Canada's largest association of small- and medium-sized businesses, CFIB is Powered by Entrepreneurs™. Established in 1971, CFIB takes direction from more than 109,000 members in every sector nationwide, giving independent business a strong and influential voice at all levels of government and helping to grow the economy.
SOURCE: CANADIAN FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS
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please call Gisele Lumsden at 416-222-8022 or by email at [email protected]