Small business weighs in on federal budget

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its pre-budget submission today, outlining specific measures that will allow Canadian small- and medium-sized businesses to thrive in a time of economic uncertainty.

CFIB available to comment on new details of credit card fee

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.

CRA performance gets a “C” grade from small business

CFIB’s latest CRA report card shows that despite laudable service improvements at the CRA, small business owners are generally not aware of many of these improvements, suggesting that the agency could do a better job of getting the good word out.

All signs point to trouble for Canadians: CPP/QPP battle won, but war not over

Federal and provincial governments were considering an increase to Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) benefits and premiums, but small business owners and employees can breathe a sigh of relief for the time being. Finance ministers did not reach an agreement on increasing CPP and QPP premiums, but it is clear that this threat is not going away.

New era in Canada-EU trade: CETA declaration signed by PM

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.
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