| ||With Visa and MasterCard both sharing their plans on how to achieve the promised 10% average interchange fee reduction today, CFIB is available for comment. CFIB’s president Dan Kelly and senior vice-president of National Affairs Corinne Pohlmann are both available from Toronto.|
| ||Small business optimism chilled noticeably in February. CFIB's Business Barometer® Index dropped more than four points to 59.1—the lowest level we've seen since mid-2009.
| ||Canadian small- and medium-sized businesses have always favoured new free trade agreements. CETA will make it easier for them to take advantage of the enormous European market. |
| ||Small businesses alarmed by the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, Anti-Spam legislation and CPP/QPP premium increases.|
| ||Every summer, the federal finance committee in Ottawa sends out a request for submissions for the following year's budget, in this case the 2015 federal budget. This is one of the primary methods for CFIB to get our members' views across to government.|