| ||Small business optimism has surged upwards in October. CFIB’s latest Business Barometer® Index is up more than two points from September levels; and, at 67.8, it is the highest reading in more than three years. Fueling the optimism appears to be an easing of concerns about energy costs.
| ||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.|
| ||Working alongside many other Canadian business associations, CFIB recently signed an open letter to Premiers across the country calling for a new vision for interprovincial trade in Canada.|