Reality check: Conservatives hail reduction in red tape … by releasing a new government report!
September 7th, 2011 - 5:25pm
Showing that irony is definitely lost on the Conservatives, the party congratulated itself on its red tape reduction efforts by releasing the latest in a long line of press releases announcing yet another study on reducing red tape
Today’s release is the culmination of a Commission Conservatives struck in January - and re-announced repeatedly throughout the year - and announces that the commission has decided what’s needed is another, longer report.
Maxime Bernier and five other Conservative MPs prepared the 51-page report on government excess. The commissioners note that what’s needed now is an even longer report, because they can’t “discuss these issues in the way they require in a report of this relatively short length”.
And while Conservatives continue to fiddle around with report after report, Canada’s small businesses continue to wait for action.
At least they have something to read while they wait.