Alberta got another D from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) in its fourth annual Red Tape Report Card. The report released January 28 ranks provincial governments and the feds on how much bureaucratic red tape hinders small businesses from operating and how well governments publicly disclose such regulations. Alberta ranks 10th while British Columbia ranks first with an A. The Northwest Territories received an F grade for having the most obstructive red tape in Canada. The federal government got a B+.

“Premier Alison Redford has not invested the time focus or political capital to make cutting red tape a priority for her government” says CFIB Alberta chapter director Richard Truscott of the provincial government’s score.

“There’s some talk and a few platitudes but at the end of the day not much actual red tape has been cut” he says.

The CFIB is a national association of small and medium businesses.