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Red Tape Reduction

Winnipeg's economy is growing and a strong economy requires ongoing evaluation to improve efficiency and access to services. We are working with businesses and business organizations to learn more about the challenges they have experienced when interacting with the City of Winnipeg, and will develop a list of top 10 outdated by-laws or regulations that could be eliminated or streamlined to make doing business with the City more efficient.


Engage

Thank you to those who submitted feedback to the open call for red tape from May 16 to June 2, 2019. The open call will be followed by grouping feedback into themes and arranging meetings with businesses and business organizations to discuss and prioritize into a top 10 list. The feedback from businesses will be discussed with the Public Service, so they are able to help identify the areas where immediate action can be taken and the steps required addressing the red tape identified by stakeholders.

Your feedback is helping us to answer:

  • What challenges have you experienced when doing business with the City of Winnipeg?
  • Which by-laws or regulations have caused challenges for you when doing business with the City of Winnipeg?
  • Which of the by-laws or regulations should be the highest priority for streamlining or elimination?

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Updates

June 2019 - Thank you to those who submitted feedback to the open call for red tape from May 16 to June 2, 2019. Feedback is now being analyzed and grouped into themes, followed by stakeholder meetings to prioritize into a top 10 list.

April 2019 – We are asking for you to tell us about your experiences with red tape at the City Winnipeg. Our goal is to hear directly from those who do business with the City, and to determine where we can improve efficiency and access to services. If you have done business with the City, make a submission as we form a top ten list for Council consideration.

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Background

On January 22, 2019, The Executive Policy Committee directed the Office of Public Engagement work directly with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, business owners, and other stakeholders to identify a list of the top ten outdated by-laws or regulations Council could update or eliminate to make doing business in the city more efficient, and report back in 180 days.

On June 25, 2005, Councillor Magnifico, Commission Chair, submitted the Final Report of the Mayor’s (Katz) Red Tape Commission dated June 28, 2005. The report included thirty recommendations for red tape reduction.

Documents

Document Name Date Type
Motion from Executive Policy Committee 2019-01-22 Meeting Minutes
Business tax insert Date posted Advertisement

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is 'red tape'?
'Red tape' is the term used to describe regulatory requirements that are confusing, redundant, or unclear to those who are doing business with a regulatory body.
Why is the City doing this?
The City is developing a list of top ten outdated by-laws or regulations that could be updated or eliminated to improve efficiency and access to services.

On January 22, 2019 The Executive Policy Committee directed the Office of Public Engagement work directly with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, business owners, and other stakeholders to identify a list of the top ten outdated by-laws or regulations Council could update or eliminate to make doing business in the city more efficient, and report back in 180 days.
How can I get involved?
Visit the Engage tab to learn more or make a red tape submission.
Last update: April 12, 2019