News releases from Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness

Province Partners with Cape Breton Municipalities to Cut Red Tape

Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness

Businesses in Cape Breton will soon have less red tape to deal with, thanks to a pilot project that will help modernize and align regulations across the island.

Province Working with Doctors to Reduce Administrative Burden, Red Tape

Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness / Health and Wellness

Work is underway to reduce administrative red tape so doctors across the province can spend more time with their patients.

Inspection Navigator Service to Help New Businesses

Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness

A new service will help businesses, particularly startups, prepare for and schedule inspections required by municipal and provincial governments.

Mandate of Province’s Innovative Red Tape Reduction Office Renewed

Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness

Nova Scotian businesses are saving more than $34 million a year thanks to the efforts of the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness.

New Red Tape Reduction Targets, Services to Help Nova Scotia Businesses Grow

Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness

Government will reduce regulatory burden to business by an additional $10 million by end of 2020, start an inspection navigator service and expand its work by setting Canada’s first target to save people time.

Government Exceeds Target, Will Continue Reducing Regulatory Burden

Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness

Businesses will save about $34 million each year because of government’s efforts to cut red tape and modernize its regulatory system over the past 18 months.

More Red Tape Reduction for Nova Scotia Businesses

Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness

More than 20 initiatives that are underway or now completed will provide $23 million in savings for Nova Scotia businesses. This represents 93 per cent of government’s goal to reduce regulatory burden by $25 million by December 2018.

Navigator Service Helps Business, Receives Recognition

Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness

A Nova Scotia program created to help businesses navigate regulations, reduce red tape, and save time and money has received national recognition today, Jan. 26.

Reducing Red Tape Helps Businesses Grow

Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness

The Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness estimates work done to reduce red tape saves Nova Scotia business more than $5.3 million annually.

Helping Business Navigate Regulation and Reduce Red Tape

Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness

Nova Scotia businesses will soon have access to a service to help them navigate regulations, reduce red tape, and save time and money.

Atlantic Canada: Working Together to Reduce Red Tape

Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness

The four Atlantic Provinces are joining together to proclaim Jan. 23 to 27 as Red Tape Awareness Week.

First Annual Report Released

Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness

The Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness released its first annual report today, June 30.

Legislation Will Hold Government Accountable For Progress

Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness

New legislation will improve the quality of regulation and reduce red tape.

Regulatory Reform Team in Place

Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness

The province's Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness will be well-positioned to work toward a more competitive business environment in Nova Scotia after the hiring of four key staff.