CFIB Policy Brief: Small Business Perspectives on the Environment and Carbon Pricing

A recent CFIB survey found that most small business owners want to do their part to protect the environment, but are concerned about the potential impacts of carbon pricing on their business. CFIB is urging the government to strike a balance between policies that protect the environment and policies that help grow the economy, as any significant increase in costs can make it difficult for SME’s to implement environmentally friendly measures.

Get ready! Federal budget 2017 is right around the corner

CFIB works hard to ensure our members are heard on Parliament hill. Our top recommendations for federal budget 2017 include several measures the federal government can take to help create a strong business environment for SME’s, such as reducing the small business tax to the promised rate of 9%, introducing an Employment Insurance rebate for youth hires, renewing the small business job credit and tackling the government debt and deficit.

EI report: small business owners want some work done on the system

A new CFIB report on the Employment Insurance system shows that there is some room for improvement from the perspective of small business owners.

Poll: most Canadians oppose CPP hike if it affects wages

A new Ipsos poll finds that most Canadians don’t understand how the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) works or what proposed expansion of CPP means. An overwhelming majority also support consultation for the government’s proposed CPP hike.

New Agreement on Internal Trade proceeds: How will your business benefit?

Canada’s premiers will move forward with a new internal trade deal that promises to remove provincial barriers on trade and labour mobility. Small businesses have high hopes that the premiers and the federal government will follow through on the agreement in principle signed in Whitehorse with a final deal that promotes a better trade environment within Canada.
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