Canadian Youth Business Foundation

Canadian Youth Business Foundation

January 13, 2011 18:32 ET

Canadian Youth Business Foundation Supports the Government of Canada's Red Tape Reduction Commission Announcement

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 13, 2011) -

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The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) applauds the federal government's formation of the Red Tape Reduction Commission (RTRC), a commission tasked with identifying regulatory irritants and solutions to the compliance burden facing small business owners.

The Commission was announced today at a Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) press conference with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Rob Moore, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) in attendance. The announcement was made in conjunction with the second annual Red Tape Awareness Week, an initiative organized by CFIB aimed at raising public awareness about the negative impact of excessive regulation.

"The creation of this Commission will enable the success of young entrepreneurs in Canada," said Vivian Prokop, chief executive officer of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation. "Complex regulations and administrative procedures, together with excessive taxation, often discourage young people from considering entrepreneurship."

"A commitment towards a permanent reduction of the regulatory compliance burden will help encourage the growth and prosperity of young entrepreneurs, and demonstrate the Government of Canada's belief in entrepreneurship," said Prokop. "Congratulations to both CFIB and the Government of Canada on this ground-breaking initiative."

Research conducted by CFIB estimates that regulations and paper burden cost the Canadian economy $30.5 billion a year.

For more information on CFIB's Red Tape Awareness Week visit

For more information on the Commission, visit

About CYBF - Canada's Entrepreneur Gateway

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is the 'go to' place for youth entrepreneurship. As a national charity, we are dedicated to growing our nation's economy one young entrepreneur at a time. We look at character not collateral, when providing youth, age 18-34, with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring, to help them launch and sustain a successful entrepreneurial business.

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Contact Information

  • CYBF Media Contact:
    Rachel Azagury
    Senior Manager, Social Media, Media and Events, CYBF
    866-646-2922 x2111 or 647-834-2923