March 26, 2013In Budget 2013, the Alberta Government announced generic drug prices would be reduced from 35 per cent to 18 per cent of brand name drug prices effective April 1, 2013. This change was made without proper consultation or regard to the business model and the constraints within which independent pharmacies operate.
December 20, 2012With 2012 coming to a close, CFIB is sharing its list of the best and worst developments affecting small business.
October 19, 2012CFIB's annual Communities in Boom report shows five of the top ten municipalities in the overall rankings are from Alberta.
October 11, 2012On October 20th, Canadians celebrated our first ever Small Business Saturday. Many thanks to all the independent businesses and consumers who made the day such a success.
September 26, 2012CFIB met with the Honourable Doug Griffiths to discuss property taxes, municipal charters, and other priority issues for small business.
September 6, 2012CFIB’s President and CEO, Dan Kelly, was in Edmonton on August 30th to attend meetings with CFIB members, stakeholders and staff.
August 23, 2012The Government of Alberta is conducting a review of the Municipal Government Act including the establishment of City Charters. To actively participate in this process, CFIB has partnered with ten industry associations to create the ‘Alliance for Business Competitiveness’.
April 27, 2012CFIB encourages the federal government to move forward quickly on finalizing this trade deal as it will benefit small businesses in Canada.
February 27, 2012After a short public consultation the Alberta government has made a series of new commitments to address growing concern about property rights, including the creation of a new Property Rights Advocate. However, the only real and lasting solution is to repeal the recent laws that infringe on property rights, and press for new constitutional protections.
February 13, 2012Small business owners are concerned about the recommendations in the final report from the Critical Transmission Review Committee that provides full support to the government’s plan for two new high-voltage power transmission lines between Edmonton and Calgary.