Measuring Progress

Transparent Reporting on Government's Progress

Reduce Number of Regulatory Requirements


Target: A 2.5 percent reduction of regulatory requirements across government departments and agencies

How we are doing now

As of March 31, 2019, the total number of regulatory requirements across the Manitoba government stood at 880,048.

How we are doing over time

Total Number of Regulatory Requirements Across Government by Fiscal Years

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The number of regulatory requirements has been reduced by 8.6 per cent since the baseline of April 1, 2016.

Data Source

The Regulatory Requirement serves as the key performance indicator in reducing red tape as well as in promoting regulatory accountability. Regulatory requirement is defined as an action or step that must be taken, or information that must be provided to access services, carry on business, or meet legal responsibilities under provincial legislation, regulation, policy, or forms. The frequency of the actions or steps required of stakeholders is taken into account when determining the burden of regulatory requirements on stakeholders.

Establishing the baseline number of regulatory requirements in a regulatory instrument is a necessary step to monitor and measure changes made over time. This measurement also helps in identifying the administrative burden experienced by stakeholders in complying with provincial regulatory requirements.

Why This Matters

Government is committed to making Manitoba the most improved province in regulatory accountability by 2020. By reducing red tape, we eliminate regulatory requirements that are poor service, redundant, contradictory or obsolete, in order to streamline regulatory compliance and create a better experience for stakeholders.

Next steps

The government will introduce a uniform reduction target of 2.5 percent for all departments and government agencies. Departments and government agencies will be encouraged to meet or exceed this reduction target. Adjustments may be made between departments and government agencies in achieving the overall reduction target. Progress to be made will be closely monitored and targets may be re-adjusted over time.

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