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Tanya Fir


September 1, 2022


Red tape reduction

Alberta Day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as Albertans, appreciate what makes our province special and show pride in what we have achieved.

Cutting red tape to get rid of unnecessary regulations that burden Albertans and businesses makes it easier to celebrate and enjoy Alberta every day.

For instance, restaurants and bars can now welcome dogs on their patios without lengthy approvals so you can enjoy a meal on the patios of some of your favorite restaurants or bars with your furry friends.

Allowing liquor consumption at select day-use area picnic sites from 11 am to 9 pm means you can celebrate with your family and friends, while enjoying and appreciating Alberta’s beautiful landscapes.

Taking advantage of modern technology now allows online vehicle registration renewal, eliminating the need to wait in line at a registry office, giving you more time to hit the road and enjoy Alberta.

In addition, the new online child care subsidy application means parents and staff will spend less time filling in and sorting through paperwork and have more time to focus on child care.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) continues to rank Alberta as one of the country’s top performers, receiving an A- in its last annual report card, after years of failing grades.

We have also maintained a “Best in Class” status in Restaurants Canada’s recent ranking of provincial liquor policies for bars and restaurants. We should be proud of our achievements as they signify we are indeed on the right path.

Our goal is to make Alberta the best place to live, work and raise a family, free of unnecessary regulatory obstacles that hinder our province’s growth. So far, the government has reduced nearly 27% (PDF, 890 KB) of our regulatory requirements, fast approaching the 33% goal we committed to in 2019.

Much of this has been driven by key recommendations from Albertans and Alberta businesses, so let’s continue to make Alberta better for all of us. If you have any suggestions on how we can reduce red tape, please share it with our team at [email protected].

Happy Alberta Day!

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    Tanya Fir

    Tanya Fir served as Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction from July 8, 2021 to October 24, 2022.