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The 2012–2013 Scorecard Report: Implementing the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan

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The Annual Scorecard Report demonstrates the Government’s commitment to transparency and accountability for implementation of the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan’s systemic reforms.

About the Annual Scorecard Report

On October 1, 2012, in response to recommendations made by the Red Tape Reduction Commission, the Government of Canada released the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan. In doing so, the Government launched an ambitious regulatory reform package, and made cutting regulatory red tape for Canadians and businesses a priority.

Through the Action Plan, the Government has committed to implement a comprehensive package of fundamental, systemic regulatory reforms that address many of the Commission’s recommendations. These systemic reforms

  • The One-for-One Rule;
  • The Small Business Lens;
  • Forward regulatory plans;
  • Service standards for high-volume regulatory authorizations;
  • Interpretation policies; and
  • The Administrative Burden Baseline Initiative.

The Government also committed to releasing an annual Scorecard Report on the results achieved in implementing the systemic reforms as part of the Action Plan’s broader commitment to transparency and accountability.

Scorecard Methodology

The 2012–2013 Scorecard Report has been prepared as per the commitments made in the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan and has also been reviewed by an external Regulatory Advisory Committee.

The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat has produced this Scorecard Report based on a review of progress made by departments and agencies in implementing the systemic reforms in the 2012–2013 Fiscal Year. Through these assessments, 22 regulatory portfolios See footnote [1] and portfolio entities received a rating summarizing their initial progress for each of the systemic reforms implemented this year (see Annex A). These assessments are intended to drive compliance with the requirements of the Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management, which supports a fair, predictable, and transparent regulatory environment for Canadians and businesses.

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