Aug 06, 2019

The grades are in! How did the government do in our 2019 Federal Regulatory Report Card?

A year after the release of Death by 130,000 Cuts: Improving Canada’s Regulatory Competitiveness, we are grading the federal government’s response to our regulatory recommendations and providing additional advice on how to continue improving Canada’s regulatory culture.

So what grade are we giving the federal government in our 2019 Federal Regulatory Report Card?

We have given them an overall grade of B based on evaluation of their response to each of our seven recommendations in Death by 130,000 Cuts. The individual grades vary from A+ to F, reflecting a series of government decisions that have, in some cases, exceeded, and in others, fallen short of business expectations. Going forward, we will be publishing an annual regulatory report card to measure federal progress on regulatory reform.

Click here to read our full report card.

To learn more on how Canada’s regulatory system is a mix of complex, overlapping rules from all levels of government that has created a costly and uncertain environment to run a business, visit

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