| ||Canadian small and medium independent businesses have, for the first time, come together to speak directly to consumers through an online directory and deal finder made exclusively for them. Shop Small Biz is a made-in-Canada business directory that connects small businesses with thousands of potential customers.|
| ||Now that the 2015 federal election is behind us, CFIB looks forward to advancing the cause of small business with the new Liberal government.
| ||Toronto, October 5, 2015 The federal government has concluded negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade agreement between 12 countries. Many CFIB members appear to be in a position to benefit from the TPP deal. Others may have strong concerns.|
| ||The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced a renewed focus on making life easier for small businesses through its Red Tape Reduction Action Plan, implementing a variety of measures that have long been advocated by CFIB and its members: improved service levels, enhanced accountability and, most importantly, an end to hassles and headaches for small businesses.|
| ||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.|