Reducing red tape regulatory modernization survey for Cape Breton business ownersJuly 14, 2021

Cape Breton Island, NS – The Cape Breton Partnership, together with the five municipalities in Cape Breton (Cape Breton Regional Municipality, the Counties of Inverness, Richmond and Victoria, and the Town of Port Hawkesbury) are asking businesses to fill out a survey about the impact of municipal red tape with the goal of reducing it, including by aligning municipal regulations where it makes sense.

“Municipalities across Cape Breton are working together to make it easier to do business in Cape Breton, whether that’s by modernizing bylaws, providing a one-stop shop for event planners or through our ambitious Regional Land Use planning project,” said Leanne MacEachen, Chief Administrative Officer, Municipality of the County of Victoria. “It’s critical our work remains rooted in the needs of Cape Breton businesses which is why we are again turning to them to ask where we should focus our shared work.”

The survey is part of the Regulatory Modernization Pilot Project – a partnership between the Island’s five municipalities and the provincial Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness. The survey seeks to identify pain points in the regulatory environment by improving the quality of new and existing regulation and reducing red tape to make it easier to grow the economy and for businesses to operate.

“The Partnership is happy to support this initiative and our municipal and government partners as they endeavour to make it easier for business owners to work, live and invest in Cape Breton – Unama’ki,” said Carla Arsenault, President & CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership. “These supports will help to grow our economy and create a more prosperous and thriving Cape Breton now and in the future.”

Business customers of one or more of Cape Breton – Unama’ki’s municipalities, are invited to take part in this survey, the data collected will help improve regulation and customer service during the next phase of the pilot partnership.

The survey will take approximately 12 minutes to complete and respondents have a chance to win a terrific prize for their business. Interested businesses are asked to fill out the survey and include contact information at the bottom to be entered in a draw to win a business planning and promotion package from the Cape Breton Partnership.

 The lucky winner will receive:

  1. A one-on-one session with our Business Planning Advisor, who will review your current business plan with you, or help you build a new one.
  2. A promotion package, which includes social media promotion on our channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn), a feature in the monthly Partnership Pulse e-newsletter and space on a digital billboard located in the CBRM, with 22,000 vehicles passing daily, for an entire month.

The survey is open until Wednesday, August 11, 2021 and is available online here: those who wish to participate, but do not have access to a computer, printed copies are available at the municipal buildings across the Island.


Media Contact:
Carly Appleton
Cape Breton Partnership

About the Cape Breton Partnership:
The Cape Breton Partnership is Unama’ki – Cape Breton’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our island as a great place to live and invest; growing a culture that values and celebrates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and connecting entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed. For more information, visit