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Katz and Magnifico officially launch the Red Tape Commission

WINNIPEG - November 23, 2004 - Committed to improving the efficiency of city government and the way our city operates, Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz today officially launched the Red Tape Commission.

"Red tape is a major concern and barrier to business in Winnipeg," said Katz. "We need to create a positive environment that promotes growth in Winnipeg. A smoother, more efficient civic government results in new wealth creation, investment, and jobs."

The Red Tape Commission will review civic procedures and processes, regulations, by-laws, and amendments. Their mandate will include identifying measures to reduce red tape, recommend elimination, streamlining, or consolidation, in order to create overall regulatory common sense and a Winnipeg that is open for business.

"The commission will be open to ideas, and work closely with administration to ensure that they have the same input as all stakeholders and taxpayers," said Mayor Katz. "We need to ensure that our citizens and businesses are more confident in the strength of our city following the commission's recommendations."

"I certainly embrace the opportunity to make a difference in the way our city does business," said the Chair of the Commission, Councillor Franco Magnifico. "It is important that we focus on creating a business-friendly environment, and I believe that with the team we have assembled, we can make civic efficiency a reality.

The Red Tape Commision will include:

Chair: Councillor Franco Magnifico
Vice-Chair: Stuart Duncan, Destination Winnipeg
Ryan Craig, (ex-officio member), Mayor's Chief of Staff
Dave Angus, Chamber of Commerce
Guy Prefontaine, Gaboury, Prefontaine, and Perry
Alfred Schleier, PCL Construction
Chuck Chappell, Aikins, Macaulay, & Thorvaldson
Roslyn Nugent, Bayridge Lumber
Leo Ledohowski, Canad Corp.

The Red Tape Commission will be setting up an interactive Web site at in order to maintain the transparency of its proceedings, as well as an Email address to encourage input from Winnipeg businesses on their red-tape experiences to gather ideas for streamlining the regulatory process. The Commission will offer their final report in June 2005 for implementation in the fall.

August 21, 2018