Impacts of Canada's regulatory structure on small business : between protection and competition / Dan Ruimy, chair.: XC39-1/1-421-15E-PDF

"Regulation ensures, among other things, public health and safety. However, the duplication and lack of harmonization of regulations across and among jurisdictions can create a significant burden and generate important costs for Canadian businesses. There are hundreds of federal laws and regulatory requirements, in addition to an unknown number of regulatory requirements imposed by provincial, territorial and municipal governments. This burden can be greater for small businesses, given their fewer resources. The lack of harmonization can hinder market access for Canadian companies by slowing down some approval processes, increasing costs and creating barriers to trade within Canada and internationally. Ultimately, the regulatory burden can hinder competitiveness and innovation opportunities"--Summary, page [1].

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Department/Agency Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.
Title Impacts of Canada's regulatory structure on small business : between protection and competition / Dan Ruimy, chair.
Series title Report of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology ; 15th report, 42nd Parliament, 1st session
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Répercussions du cadre règlementaire canadien sur les petites entreprises : entre sécurité et compétitivité.
Original published on: 2019/04/29; published on: 2019/04/30; published on: 2019/05/10.
Issued also in HTML format.
Includes bibliographical references.
Publishing information [Ottawa] : House of Commons = Chambre des communes, April 2019.
Author / Contributor Ruimy, Dan, 1962-
Description 1 online resource (viii, 37 pages)
Catalogue number
  • XC39-1/1-421-15E-PDF
Subject terms Small businesses
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