TORONTO — Prime Minister Stephen Harper says a commission looking at reducing red tape, especially for small businesses, will start consultations next week.
Harper says red tape is a “hidden tax and a silent killer of jobs.”
At an announcement today Harper said that when governments over-regulate, red tape becomes too much for entrepreneurs to bear and reduces opportunities for economic growth.
The Red Tape Reduction Commission, announced in the 2010 budget, will hold country-wide consultations and deliver recommendations this fall.
Rob Moore, the minister of state for small business and tourism, will head up the commission that also includes other MPs and business representatives.