What is Red Tape?Regulations are necessary for public health and safety, social wellbeing, consumer confidence, education/training, and environmental protection. Regulations sometimes impose a burden. However, regulations are red tape when they are:
- trying to solve a problem that is better addressed by the private sector or through education;
- unclear or overly complex and take stakeholders too long to comply with;
- unfair or inequitable; or
Mandate:The Red Tape Reduction Working Group exists to support increasing economic diversification by reducing red tape and regulatory burdens on small businesses
Develop regulatory database;
Establish processes, tools and methods to help advance regulatory best practices; and
Create an annual work plan of actions.
- One official each from departments of Finance, Industry Tourism and Investment, and Infrastructure;
- Two Business Advisory Council representatives and a NWT Association of Communities representative.
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Do you have an example of Red Tape that you'd like the Working Group to address? Let us know: