Kevin Falcon - Former Minister of Deregulation - Applauds Prime Minister On Reducing Red Tape
Thursday, January 13, 2011
VANCOUVER, BC— Kevin Falcon, BC Liberal leadership candidate and British Columbia’s former Minister of State for Deregulation, has applauded Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to tackle red tape and promote small and medium-size business. Falcon, who reduced red tape regulations in British Columbia by more than one-third when he was Minister of Deregulation, said having Rob Moore, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) as the chair of the Red Tape Reduction Commission sends a strong signal that the federal government understands the burden and cost of red tape to creating jobs and growing the economy.
“In BC, we realized that if red tape is allowed to grow unchecked, it builds up over time and chokes opportunities to create jobs and promote business,” said Falcon. “I know Minister Moore will do a terrific job and I’m looking forward to sharing our experience and the success we’ve had in BC when it comes to cutting red tape and getting the economy moving. Red tape and unnecessary regulations are job killers, plain and simple, and right now, our business community needs every opportunity to be successful in some really challenging times.”
The federal government’s Commission will hold consultations with Canadians and Canadian businesses during a series of round tables later this month. An online consultation process will also take place (www.reduceredtape.gc.ca) before the Commission issues its recommendations to the Government in the fall of 2011.
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