It appears Gail Shea, the minister of national revenue, is good at cutting through all that red tape.
That, at least, is the view of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
CFIB last week announced the finalists for its second Golden Scissors Award, which recognizes an individual who has successfully motivated or demonstrated leadership and courage, and produced meaningful and positive results in cutting red tape for small businesses.
Shea, the MP for Egmont, is among the 2013 finalists selected from nominations from all levels of government across Canada.
She made the short list for her role in changing CRA’s My Business Account into an online system for communicating with government and ensuring advice is respected by CRA even when they’re wrong.
The winner, who will be announced Friday, will receive a trophy, framed certificate, as well as recognition on CFIB’s website.
CFIB is Canada’s largest association of small- and medium-sized businesses with more than 109,000 members.