. OEDC, Why Is Administrative Simplification So Complicated? Looking Beyond 2010, 2010, p. 23.
. Conservative Party of Canada, Stephen Harper's Low-Tax Plan for Jobs and Economic Growth, 2011, p. 13.
. The “stock” of regulations is the total volume of regulatory instruments that exist at any point in time; the “flow” is what is added to the stock every year.
. From a speech by Prime Minister Harper in Mississauga, Ontario, January 13, 2011.
. Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Prosperity Restricted by Red Tape, 2nd edition, 2010.
. HM Government, One-In, One-Out (OIOO) Methodology, July 2011.
. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Regulatory Policy Committee, Cutting Red Tape II: Still Uncut—How Hard it Is to Make Life Easier, April 1, 2010, p. 35.
. Glen Hepburn for the OECD Regulatory Policy Division, “Alternatives to Traditional Regulation,” no date.
. The discovery of government failure has been formalized by the so-called “public choice” school of economic analysis over the past half century. There is voluminous literature on public choice. For an overview, see Gordon Tullock, Arthur Seldon and Gordon L. Brady, Government Failure: A Primer in Public Choice (Cato Institute, 2002); and Jean-Luc Migué, L'économiste et la chose publique (Presses de l'Université du Québec and University of Toronto Press, 1979).
. Conservative Party of Canada, Here for Canada: Stephen Harper's Low-Tax Plan for Jobs and Economic Growth, 2011, p. 13; emphasis is original.
. See OECD, Why Is Administrative Simplification So Complicated? Looking Beyond 2010, 2010. The OECD report also uses the term “regulate.” - May 16, 2011
. On January 13, 2011, the Honourable Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway was appointed as the Lead Minister for the red tape reduction exercise and has since retired. The Honourable Rob Moore was Chair of the Commission from January 19 to May 18, 2011.