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.

Business Barometer®: confidence among small biz takes a dip

Small business optimism slipped back in November, erasing most of the strong gains noted in the previous month. CFIB’s latest Business Barometer® Index fell almost two points for the month, down to 65.9. Despite the decline, though, the latest reading is the third-best seen so far in 2014.

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.

Summer federal lobbying on key small business issues

Small businesses alarmed by the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, Anti-Spam legislation and CPP/QPP premium increases.

CFIB submits response to the Minister of Finance’s pre-budget consultations

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.
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