AB small business deserves property tax fairness

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has been tracking levels of property tax fairness in Alberta since 2003. On average, independent business owners across Alberta are paying almost two and a half times (2.45) what a resident pays on the same value of assessed property. Over the last decade, this gap has increased steadily from 1.62 in 2003 to 2.45 in 2013.

AB municipal governments have work to do to win over entrepreneurs

As mayors and councils across the province deliberate budget issues, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released survey data that shows Alberta's elected officials face a major challenge in winning over entrepreneurs.

Taking the Temporary out of the TFW program

CFIB calls for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) to be replaced with a stronger solution to address permanent labour shortages. Geared towards entry-level workers, CFIB’s proposed Introduction to Canada Visa would simultaneously address critical shortages for small businesses while providing a clear path to permanent residence for foreign workers.

AB small business confidence stays strong in November

After reaching its highest level in two and a half years in October, Alberta’s small business confidence dropped by one point in November to 73.6.

Spending threatens fiscal sustainability of AB municipalities

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released a new report that reveals the vast majority of Alberta’s municipalities have been increasing their operating spending at an unsustainable pace since 2000.
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