Status: Received Royal Assent June 28, 2019
Ministry responsible: Treasury Board and Finance

Overview

The Red Tape Reduction Act cuts unnecessary regulations by one-third and makes sure new regulations are free of red tape.

Removing needless red tape – such as duplicate processes and rules that do not add protections – will save time, money and resources, while still protecting the environment, upholding fiscal accountability and ensuring the health and safety of Albertans.

It will be easier for people to get the government services they need and the reduced regulatory burden on job creators will encourage investment, boost Alberta’s competitiveness, and get more Albertans back to work.

Key actions

The act enables government to:

  • create an inventory of current regulations and assess if they are effective
  • focus on outcomes instead of processes to ensure all regulations are necessary, effective, efficient and proportional to their intended outcome
  • develop red tape reduction plans in all departments to make sure current and new regulations are free of red tape
  • coordinate cross-government activities and report on outcomes to make this initiative fully transparent to Albertans

Have your say

Public input will help ensure our red tape reduction actions align with the needs of Albertans.

Albertans can share their encounters with costly and unnecessary red tape, and provide suggestions on how to get rid of it by using the submission form on CutRedTape.alberta.ca. The site also tracks and reports our progress.

Red Tape Industry Panels have been set up to get input from businesses and industry experts across key sectors, including:

  • oil and gas
  • tourism and hospitality
  • agriculture and forestry
  • manufacturing
  • construction
  • small business
  • non-profits

Next steps

The act came into effect on June 28, 2019.

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