Red Tape Reduction Initiative


The Provincial Government has launched a red tape reduction initiative to help alleviate some of the regulatory burden on the province’s business sector. Since the onset of COVID-19 and the implementation of a number of public health restrictions, the business community of Newfoundland and Labrador recommended a number of measures that would ease some of the pressures facing their industry. One suggestion was an online tool where businesses could provide feedback on how to reduce government red tape.

Get Involved

The Provincial Government continues to explore options to help alleviate the financial stresses being experienced by the business community as a result of the Public Health restrictions imposed in response to COVID-19, as well as any government processes related to the response that can be streamlined.

The online portal is a single point of entry for all business stakeholders, community sector organizations and not-for-profit groups in the province for red tape reduction ideas arising from the challenges experienced in response to COVID-19. It is also a means for the sectors to dialogue with government on recommendations on issues not arising from the pandemic, but could improve interactions with government. All feedback will be considered as government tries to streamline the regulatory process for businesses in the province.

The business community, along with community and not-for-profit organizations, are encouraged to participate in the consultations process. All feedback/questions will be directed to the appropriate department for response to the business/individual who made the submission.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Online Questionnaire:

This questionnaire will be available until March 31, 2021.

It should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete this questionnaire.

If you have any questions related to this questionnaire or require an alternate format, please contact the department at or 709-729-6470.

Click here to complete the questionnaire

How will your input be used?

The information we receive will be reviewed by Service NL, along with other relevant government departments. Feedback will be considered as the Provincial Government explores a number of measures that would streamline some of the processes required for the business sector.

Privacy Statement

The collection of information is done under the authority of section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 for the purpose of collecting public feedback on the Red Tape Reduction Initiative.

Any personal information that may be received will be governed in accordance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and will only be used for the purpose of providing a response to submissions received and informing participants of public engagement results at the end of the process.

Your submission, including name and contact information, may be shared with the relevant departments, provincial agencies, boards or commissions, in order to potentially address your feedback.

If you have any questions about how this information will be collected, used and disclosed, please contact Gabriel Williams at

Contact Us

If you have any questions or additional comments regarding the Red Tape Reduction Initiative, please contact Thomas Duggan at or (709) 729-6470..