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

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Return to footnote reference [1] The term “portfolio” refers to the federal departments, agencies and other entities for which a Cabinet Minister is assigned responsibility by the Prime Minister of Canada.

Return to footnote reference [2] The GIC is the Governor General of Canada acting on the advice of the Queen’s Privy Council (i.e., Cabinet). Treasury Board, as delegated by the Prime Minister, is the Cabinet Committee that exercises the authority to approve regulations.

Return to footnote reference [3] The RIAS is a public document that is published with a proposed regulation and describes the Government's regulatory action and its impact on the environment, health, safety, security, and social and economic well-being of Canadians.

Return to footnote reference [4] The complete list of final, GIC-approved regulatory changes subject to the Rule and published in the Canada Gazette in 2012–2013 is provided in Annex B.

Return to footnote reference [5] Industry Canada, Key Small Business Statistics, August 2013.

Return to footnote reference [6] The other five regulatory authorizations had existing service standards posted that were already reported publicly but were reformulated based on the new format prescribed in TBS guidance ahead of schedule (i.e., not due until November 2013).

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