Regulatory Advisory Committee

The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan made a key commitment to public accountability and transparency in the implementation of the Government of Canada's systemic regulatory reforms. The government followed through with this commitment by creating a Regulatory Advisory Committee to the President of the Treasury Board. The Regulatory Advisory Committee is composed of external experts from business and a consumer group. The committee's mandate is to review the government's progress on the systemic reforms as reported in the Annual Scorecard Report each year. The scorecard is made public and is provided, along with the Advisory Committee's views, to the Auditor General annually.

The systemic reforms introduced by the government in its Red Tape Reduction Action Plan address a broad range of irritants to business, as well as the systemic barriers that unnecessarily frustrate and burden business with additional delays, costs and bureaucracy.

What is the role of the Regulatory Advisory Committee?

The Regulatory Advisory Committee:

  • reviews the government's Annual Scorecard Report;
  • considers and comments on the reported progress on the implementation of the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan's systemic regulatory reforms; and
  • provides its consensus-based views to the President of the Treasury Board and the Auditor General on the government's performance as reported in the scorecard.

Who are the members of the committee?

The committee is composed of four members, including the Chair, who have each committed to an initial two-year term. The members bring a broad range of viewpoints and perspectives from business, both large and small, and a consumer group. Members are leaders in their field, have knowledge of the federal regulatory system and understand the challenges facing Canadian businesses. Such diverse and experienced membership facilitates a fair, impartial and objective review of the scorecard.

To see the list of current members, visit the Members of the Committee page.

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.

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