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Government red tape strangling Canada’s economy

Small businesses pay up to five times more for regulatory compliance per-employee than larger businesses.

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Deregulation can help Canada avoid or shorten recessions

Barriers to competition limit the incentives of firms to innovate, cut costs and expand their activities.

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Red tape continues to hurt investment in Alberta’s energy sector

Ottawa's hard cap on greenhouse gas emissions in the oil and gas sector will only make matters worse.

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Land-use regulation in “superstar” U.S. cities—same old sad story

The typical number of approval bodies with veto power over rezoning increased in many cities.

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The government’s reliance on formal benefit-cost analysis will be a major barrier to the timely elimination of red tape.

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More than 80 per cent of Canadians live in towns, cities and suburbs.