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Talking small business with Minister Bruce Ralston

November 16, 2017
Earlier this month we met with Honorable Bruce Ralston, the Minister of Jobs, Trade, and Technology to discuss your priorities. The ministry touches on many small business priorities, so there was a lot of groundwork to cover. We presented your views on several hot policy issues, such as the minimum wage, small business tax rates, the PST, and red tape.

Have your say - BC announces consultation on Minimum Wage

October 12, 2017
The BC government has finally announced who will be part of their Fair Wage Commission - and it’s not small business.

What do the UBCM resolutions mean for small business?

September 15, 2017
The Union of BC Municipalities Conference (UBCM) is taking place this week, where we will be meeting with Mayors and Councils from across the province to discuss important issues and topics relevant to you and your business.

How does the minimum wage increase affect your business?

August 18, 2017
We need your help! Let your voice be heard and tell us how you feel about the minimum wage.

NAFTA negotiations are ongoing. Here’s what it means for you.

August 16, 2017
Talks are tense as we are approach the fourth round of negotiations to decide the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Find out what the talks could mean for small businesses.

Tell us about your Municipality:

August 16, 2017
CFIB wants your voice to be heard! September is always an exciting month for your CFIB legislative team. It is when all the Mayors and Councils from across British Columbia meet in one place for their annual conference call; the Union of BC Municipalities Conference.

CFIB pushes your priorities with municipal politicians

July 19, 2017
Over the past couple of months, the British Columbia CFIB team met with nine mayors and high ranking bureaucrats thus far to advocate on your behalf. When we speak with CFIB members in person or read through your survey responses, the most pressing issues we hear about quite often surround municipal policies.

What the new trade agreement needs to get right

July 13, 2017
The new Canadian Free Trade Agreement is a big step toward making trade between provinces easier, but there’s more to do. Here are some key priorities it needs to address for small business owners.

”Living wage” policy: coming soon to a municipal government near you!

June 16, 2017
Beginning earlier this month, all employees and most contractors working for the City of Vancouver must be paid at minimum $20.62 an hour, the so-called “living wage”. But what exactly is it?? A living wage is very different than the minimum wage, which is legislated by the provincial government. The “living wage”, as defined by the Living Wage for Families Campaign, calls on employers to pay a salary which would allow a family of four (two parents, two children) to have a specific basket of

2017 Government Resolution Wish List (as penned by small business owners)

January 12, 2017
Small business owners are hoping governments in BC are making some small business friendly New Year’s resolutions for 2017! It’s important for governments to set benchmarks and goals for making the small business climate in BC a strong one. Here are some resolutions we’d like to see:
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