Hon. Rob Moore, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), invites CATA for Roundtable Discussion on reducing red tape in Canada’s federal regulatory system: Contact us to add your items
March 4, 2011

The Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), has invited CATA to participate in a Roundtable Discussion on reducing red tape in Canada’s federal regulatory system on Thursday, March 10, 2011 in Ottawa, ON. Dr. Russ Roberts, CATA's Sr. VP of Tax & Finance will be leading the presentation team for the Rountable.

Background & Call to Action

The Government is taking action to reduce the red tape burden on Canadian businesses.

Delivering on the commitment announced in Budget 2010, the Government of Canada has created the Red Tape Reduction Commission with the following mandate:

  • Identify irritants to business that stem from federal regulatory requirements and review how those requirements are administered in order to reduce the compliance burden on businesses, especially small businesses. The focus is on irritants that have a clear detrimental effect on growth, competitiveness and innovation; and
  • Recommend options that address the irritants and that will control and reduce the compliance burden on a long-term basis while ensuring that the environment and the health and safety of Canadians are not compromised in the process.

The overall lead minister for this exercise is the Honourable Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. The Commission is chaired by the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism). Members include other parliamentarians and private sector representatives.

++ Action Item: Please contact Russ Roberts at email "Russ Roberts" <sredcomment@cata.ca> with any item you wish us to raise with the Red Tape Reduction Commission, including a brief description of your item(s). We require your input prior to March 9th.