RVDA of Canada Lobbying for Red Tape Cuts

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March 23, 2011 by   Comments Off on RVDA of Canada Lobbying for Red Tape Cuts

Eleonore Hamm, RVDA of Canada president

Eleonore Hamm, RVDA of Canada president

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada reports progress in lightening the restrictions on doing business in Canada.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, along with the Rob Moore, minister of state for small business and tourism, has announced consultations, as part of the Red Tape Reduction Commission, on ways to reduce the burden of complying with federal regulatory requirements, Eleonore Hamm president, stated in a memo to members.

“An online consultation is taking place, in order to allow for a wide range of Canadians in the business community to provide input to the commission, and help the government identify irritants and lasting ways to fix them,” Hamm stated in the memo. “The commission will make its recommendations to the government in the fall of 2011.”

The Red Tape Reduction Commission has been created with the following mandate:

  • Identify irritants to business that stem from federal regulatory requirements and review how those requirements are administered in order to reduce the compliance burden on businesses, especially small businesses. The focus is on irritants that have a clear detrimental effect on growth, competitiveness and innovation.
  • Recommend options that address the irritants and that will control and reduce the compliance burden on a long-term basis while ensuring that the environment and the health and safety of Canadians are not compromised in the process.

She continued, “On behalf of the RV industry, the RVDA of Canada has prepared a written brief, which has been submitted to the commission. As an RVDA of Canada member, we are urging you to make your voice heard, and tell your story by also submitting a response. By personalizing your response, this will enable political leaders to better understand this key red tape burden facing the industry and why an amendment is needed.”

Hamm encouraged members to visit the “Government Relations/Advocacy Initiatives” link on the member side of to view the RVDA of Canada’s official submission. Members may contact the national office if they need a reminder of  their User ID and password.

To make a submission, members may visit The online consultations will close on April 22.

For more information contact Hamm at (604) 718-6325 or

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