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CFIB set for Red Tape Awareness Week


January 22, 2014
By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

Jan. 23, 2014, Toronto — Canada's annual Red Tape Awareness Week is set to shine some light on how government rules and regulations affect business owners.

From Jan. 27 to 31, The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) will mark its fifth annual Red Tape Awareness Week with a week's worth of events aimed at revealing "the good, the bad and the ugly of this 'hidden' tax."

"Small business owners have told us that red tape is like death by a thousand paper cuts," said Satinder Chera, vice-president of the CFIB. "Five years after we started our awareness campaign, we'll see who is doing what they said they would do, but I feel we have reason to be optimistic."

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The week will kick off on Jan. 27 with the release of an annual report quantifying the cost of red tape to Canadians. The following day, the CFIB is set to release a report card assessing how governments are doing when it comes to cutting red tape.

Later in the week, the CFIB is also scheduled to hand out its Golden Scissors Award, recognizing officials who are working to cut red tape.

The CFIB is encouraging all Canadians to show their support for its Red Tape Revolution by signing the online petition that it will deliver to governments.


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