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Liberal red tape costs billions and drives Canadians nuts

February 2, 2023


Ottawa, ON – Yesterday, Scot Davidson, Conservative Shadow Minister for Red Tape Reduction, highlighted the release of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ 2023 Red Tape Report Card:

“The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) have given the Liberals the worst ever federal government grade for their inaction on reducing red tape,” said MP Scot Davidson. “After 8 years of Trudeau, Canadians are overwhelmed by needless regulations, endless paperwork and confusing jargon. This is costing billions and putting significant burdens on Canadian small businesses.

“We will prioritize a Plain Language Law that will eliminate bureaucratic jargon, we will simplify the tax system, cap government spending, introduce a pay-as-you go law requiring an equal amount of savings for any new government expenditure, and we will remove the gatekeepers so we can get things built and bring more doctors, electricians and other skilled workers to Canada.”

Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen said, “Pointless red tape drives Canadians nuts and drives up costs for everyone. The Liberal government has done nothing to eliminate needless regulations. Businesses should be freed to spend more time serving customers, and less time serving government.

“Conservatives are committed to cutting red tape and gatekeepers to allow businesses, farmers and workers to produce more affordable energy, food and housing.

“By cutting Liberal red tape, we will make life more affordable and put Canadians back in control of their lives.”