AIAC Praises Canadian Government’s Red Tape Reduction Effort

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Ottawa, Ontario (AIAC PR) –
The Aerospace Industries of Canada (AIAC) released the following statement in response to the unveiling of the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan by the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board:

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada congratulates the Government on its release of the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan. Canada’s aerospace industry relies on an efficient and supportive regulatory environment to do business effectively and profitably. The measures contained in this plan will ease the burden of regulatory compliance on our members, allowing them to spend more time focused on growing their businesses.

We are especially pleased with the measures taken in the Action Plan to support and assist small businesses. By committing to offset the administrative burden created by new regulations and by requiring regulators to consider the impact that regulations will have on small businesses, this plan takes into account the needs and circumstances faced by small businesses owners. In addition, the improvements to the way in which new or amended requirements are communicated make it easier for small businesses to ensure that they are fully compliant with the regulatory framework.

Aerospace is a highly globally-integrated industry, and AIAC welcomes all efforts by the government to make Canada an attractive place to invest. By improving the transparency and predictability of the regulatory process, this Action Plan will uphold Canada’s reputation in the global aerospace industry as a country that encourages investment and growth.

AIAC is confident that the Aerospace Review, which is currently underway and set to unveil its report in December 2012, will contain more recommendations to improve the competitiveness of small aerospace companies and of the entire industry.

To visit the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan website: http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/rtrap-parfa/index-eng.asp

Minister Clement Unveils Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
Press Release

Toronto, Ontario – The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, today unveiled the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan, the Government of Canada’s ambitious plan to cut red tape that will further free up business to invest in jobs and growth and cement Canada’s reputation as one of the best places in the world to do business.

“Cutting red tape and making the regulatory process as pain-free as possible is one of the most important initiatives our Government can undertake to help business thrive,” said Minister Clement. “In today’s world of global economic uncertainty, we want to make sure we are doing everything we can to support jobs and investment.”

The Government’s Red Tape Reduction Action Plan is one of the most ambitious regulatory modernizations in the world today, and strengthens Canada’s leading global position as a transparent and predictable place to invest.

The Action Plan introduces six systemic changes that will reduce administrative burden on business, make it easier to do business with regulators, and improve service and predictability. These government-wide changes are supported by 90 department-specific reforms—common sense solutions to business irritants in areas ranging from tax and payroll, to labour, licences and permits, transport and cross-border trade. The vast majority of these reforms will be implemented over the next three years.

“The Government’s plan will make Canada a global leader in addressing and controlling red tape,” said Laura Jones, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). “More importantly, elements of the plan have the potential to actually make a difference in the lives of entrepreneurs who struggle daily with government red tape.”

“We heard from businesses and Canadians from across the country about what we can do to make it easier for them to deal with government,” Minister Clement said. “Today’s Action Plan will allow business to focus on what they do best while continuing to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians.”

The Action Plan is the Government’s response to the Recommendations Report of the Red Tape Reduction Commission. This Commission, chaired by the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), was created through Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2010. The Recommendations Report was received by Minister Clement in January 2012 on behalf of the Government of Canada.

For more information on the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan, please visit: the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan website located at www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/redtape.

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