Left to right: Jeff Jardine, Arn’s Equipment; Scott Jardine, Owner, Arn’s Equipment; Laura Jones, executive vice-president, Canadian Federation of Independent Business; Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction, Grant Hunter; Annie Dormuth, director of Provincial Affairs, Alberta, Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction Grant Hunter has said that today, I am proud to receive the Golden Scissors Award from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business for the successful implementation of our website: CutRedTape.alberta.ca.

“This award really belongs to everyone within the Government of Alberta who has contributed to this initiative, and to Premier Kenney who has been a tireless advocate of getting out of the way of our job creators and innovators.

“When we started the process of cutting red tape in Alberta, we knew we wanted to give Albertans a tool where they can easily tell us where the dumb regulations and rules are hiding. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. So far, we have received more than 4,500 submissions online.

“2020 is going to be another exciting year for our red tape reduction team as we finish counting and mapping out the red tape within government.

“I encourage Albertans to continue to share their ideas about how we can work together to make our province the freest and fastest moving economy in the world.”