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This page provides access to the reports prepared by (or for) the Commission.

"What Was Heard" Report

The Commission's "What Was Heard" Report offers an overview of what was heard during the initial consultations and faithfully captures the core issues that were expressed. Read the message from the Minister of State.

Recommendations Report

The Commission consulted with Canadians and received approximately 2,300 ideas about red tape irritants getting in the way of business productivity. This Recommendations Report contains 90 specific recommended solutions to eliminate or alleviate these irritants.

On October 1, 2012 the Government of Canada released the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan report. This action plan details the systemic regulatory reforms the government is putting in place to address the Commission's report.

Input from experts and the academic community – Summaries of papers

The Commission also received input from experts and the academic community. Read the summaries of the papers that were provided to the Commission.

Government of Canada initiatives

In Budget 2011, the Government committed to demonstrating its progress on red tape reduction by posting information about the work already underway to reduce red tape and free business to grow. Read more about Government of Canada red tape reduction initiatives.