Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Classified Sites

The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Bill to cut red tape won't apply to health and safety regulations: Clement

Treasury Board President Tony Clement responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Enlarge Image

Treasury Board President Tony Clement responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA - The federal Conservatives have introduced a bill aimed at cutting regulations that hurt businesses, but say it won't apply to health and safety regulations.

Treasury Board President Tony Clement says the proposed law would require the government to remove one or more regulations for every new one added.

The Tories introduced the so-called "one-for-one" rule internally in 2012 to cut red tape that they say is bogging down small- and medium-sized businesses and killing jobs.

Clement says Canada would be the first country in the world to give the rule the "added muscle" of legislation.

He says the government has scrapped 19 regulations so far, which has saved companies millions of dollars in administrative costs.

But the opposition parties have been skeptical of the bill, saying they don't want to see cuts that jeopardize health, safety or the environment.

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
Submit a Random Act of Kindness
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media