Regulatory Reform

The Regulatory Reform Initiative promotes clear, simple regulations and policy to make it easier for you to deal with government.

B.C. is committed to enhancing the lives of all British Columbians by eliminating unnecessary red tape, and minimizing the time and cost for citizens and businesses to access government services or comply with regulatory requirements.

Red Tape Reduction 

We want to make sure all government regulatory requirements are necessary, meaningful, and serve a purpose. Learn more about what the B.C. government is doing to reduce red tape or share your idea to help cut red tape.

Measuring Progress 

Check out the progress we’ve made to date and how we continue to track, count, and reduce the regulatory burden in B.C. Here is a snapshot of some of our progress as of Red Tape Reduction Day 2017: 

Red Tape Reduction Day snapshot of success to date

Enhancing Access

Learn more about how B.C. is expanding access to government information and providing opportunities for you to participate in finding workable solutions. Here is an example from Red Tape Reduction Day 2017, which shows how one citizen was able to help make a difference by suggesting a change to how the B.C. government delivers probate services:

Erin from Victoria shared an idea about improving probate services that Ministry of Justice acted on

Red Tape Reduction Day 2017

Red Tape Reduction Day 2017

To celebrate the second annual Red Tape Reduction Day, the Province is highlighting the elimination of over 1,000 regulatory requirements and showcasing progress on more than 200 red-tape reduction initiatives.

B.C. Wins National Award

BC Wins Golden Scissors Award

B.C. was awarded the Golden Scissors for leadership and making meaningful and positive results in cutting red tape.

Contact Information

Regulatory Reform BC

PO Box 9822 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9N3

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