Red Tape Review and Reduction Act

An Act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act (regulatory reduction)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.


Navdeep Bains  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Introduced, as of March 9, 2011
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Statutory Instruments Act to require that regulation-making authorities, on an annual basis, review the effectiveness of the regulations made by them and establish targets for regulatory reduction.


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Red Tape Review and Reduction ActRoutine Proceedings

March 9th, 2011 / 3:15 p.m.
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Navdeep Bains Liberal Mississauga—Brampton South, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-633, An Act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act (regulatory reduction).

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present my bill entitled, An Act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act, which I will refer to by its short title, the Red Tape Review and Reduction Act.

This bill was created in response to a lack of meaningful action on the part of the Conservative government to actually tackle the problem of red tape facing our nation's small businesses. The bill is about changing the DNA, the culture of government and putting the concerns of small businesses at the heart of all regulatory decisions.

In short, the bill compels all regulation-making authorities to set annual reduction targets, and these targets are set by looking at how regulations affect the ability of Canadian businesses to compete domestically and in the global marketplace, consulting with stakeholders and other regulatory bodies and identifying regulations that can be eliminated.

The targets and their progress would then be reported to the government and to Parliament to ensure transparency and accountability.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)