Red Tape Reduction Act

In 2015, the Red Tape Reduction Act was established to control the administrative burden imposed on businesses. The Act established the one-for-one rule to systematically control administrative burden.

Each year, the President of the Treasury Board provides a report on the results of the one-for-one rule. The latest results can be found the Annual Report to Parliament for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year: Federal Regulatory Management Initiatives.

Review of the Act

The 2018 Fall Economic Statement identified that the Government would undertake a legislated review of the Red Tape Reduction Act to identify ways to further opportunities to reduce administrative burden and “red tape” on Canadian businesses.

The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat undertook broad public consultations in 2019 on the Red Tape Reduction Act, including potential changes to regulators’ mandates, and issues related to regulatory modernization. The What We Heard Report on Regulatory Modernization was posted online in November 2020, summarizing the key themes raised by stakeholders.

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