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Friday, April 25, 2014
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GOVERNMENT RELEASES REPORT ON RED TAPE REDUCTION

The Government of Saskatchewan has released a Red Tape Reduction Update detailing steps taken by ministries, Crowns and agencies to reduce regulatory barriers and improve service delivery for businesses and citizens in the province.

Regulatory reform and modernization is a priority for the government as it will increase the competitiveness of the province's business environment and grow the economy. Officials have been working to remove outdated or inefficient regulations while streamlining overlapping regulations for effective enforcement and compliance.

"Reducing the burden imposed by regulations will help grow our economy and give Saskatchewan businesses the ability to focus on growing their businesses," Enterprise Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said. "It is why we are working with our stakeholders through Enterprise Saskatchewan sector teams and the Regulatory Modernization Council to streamline regulations and make our province an attractive place to do business."

The continuous regulatory modernization process has been working toward updates in the following areas: improve government's regulatory client service; expand and enhance online services; reduce administrative and paperwork burden; adopt modernized regulatory and compliance alternatives; reduce regulatory overlap, duplication and redundancies; build regulatory capacity within government; and enhance regulatory transparency and accountability.

Enterprises Saskatchewan (ES), the government's economic development agency, is tasked with the job of regulatory modernization while protecting the public interest. ES established the Regulatory Modernization Council (RMC), made up of private sector stakeholders, to provide recommendations for enhancing the regulatory environment.

The Red Tape Reduction Update as well as a newsletter from the Regulatory Modernization Conference held last October, are available on the ES website at www.enterprisesaskatchewan.ca.

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For more information, contact:

Tim Tororey
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Regina
Phone: 306-787-5582
Email: tim.tororey@enterprisesask.ca

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