“As part of Red Tape Awareness Week, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business has issued its annual Red Tape Report Card, and the news is good for Alberta.
“The CFIB ranked Alberta No. 1 among provinces in red tape reduction, giving the province an overall grade of A-.
“The CFIB has been instrumental in motivating governments to take action on red tape, and as the minister responsible for red tape reduction, I am honoured by the recognition. It is one thing to make the honour roll, but it is quite another to place at the top of your class.
“Still, it’s the results that count. Whether we are making it easier for vulnerable Albertans to apply for services or eliminating unnecessary administrative burdens for business, our goal is the same – to improve outcomes for Albertans and Alberta businesses while still ensuring appropriate safeguards are in place. Red tape reduction since 2019 has saved Albertans and Alberta businesses $2.1 billion.
“Since 2019, Alberta’s government has reduced red tape by more than 27 per cent. We are approaching our 33 per cent reduction goal – but there is still work to be done.
“Going forward, Alberta’s government will continue to engage Albertans and industry to hear their ideas for how we can remove more unnecessary regulatory barriers.”