[sam id=”15″ codes=”true”]So? We at Sooke PocketNews are curious:
- Do you think the following announcement is an avant-garde, trend-setting step forward by the BC Government? Or, is it a exertion of a whole bunch of hot air?
- What would less red tape mean for you?
- Do you think it will result in a genuine reduction of red tape?
- Do you even know what they mean by red tape?
- How happy are you that this new recognition “makes B.C. the only province in Canada with a Red Tape Reduction Day”? Do you think they are jealous of us in other provinces?
Leave your thoughts in our Comments section. We are dying to know. And, no: The following is not from The Onion. It’s legit.
B.C. puts the spotlight on cutting red tape
The B.C. government has announced Red Tape Reduction Day to be observed every year on the first Wednesday of March reinforcing its ongoing commitment to reduce red tape and administrative burden for citizens and businesses.
Reducing the regulatory burden is critical to ensuring British Columbia’s economic competitiveness and to providing citizens with high-quality government services and programs. It makes it easier for small business to do business, and removes frustration for citizens, by streamlining and modernizing government services to make them easier to access and simpler to use.
B.C. is a recognized leader in regulatory reform. Each year, since 2001, government has undertaken streamlining initiatives to reduce the overall regulatory burden by changing processes, forms, and government websites, and by modernizing regulations to make it easier for business and citizens to deal with government. The new legislation institutionalizes the accountability and transparency of regulatory reform and makes B.C. the only province in Canada with a Red Tape Reduction Day.