Manitoba small biz optimism slips in October

The latest result for CFIB’s Business Barometer® shows Manitoba small business optimism dropped 1.6 points to an index of 64.2 in October from an index of 65.8 in September. At this level, Manitoba’s optimism is once again below the national average index of 67.8 and far below the index levels of Alberta (74.6), British Columbia (71.9) and Saskatchewan (68.1).

CFIB releases wish list for next legislative session

The Manitoba government’s 2014 Throne Speech is fast approaching. You’ve told us legislative changes are needed to make it easier to grow your business and create jobs in Manitoba. CFIB is looking for three key non-tax legislative changes in the upcoming session to address your concerns. Learn more here.

Manitoba's 24 largest municipalities overspent $412 million

CFIB’s inaugural Manitoba Municipal Spending Watch report shows Manitoba’s 24 largest municipalities unnecessarily spent $412 million in 5 years.

Manitoba needs improved WCB rate setting process

Manitoba’s WCB is undergoing an Assessment Rate Model Review to determine the best way to set your premiums. New research suggests small businesses pay a disproportionate share of WCB costs as assessment premiums can cost your business more than the cost of your injury claims.

Manitoba considering 40% hike to pension payroll taxes

Manitoba payroll taxes could increase by up to $1,643 per employee to fund a new provincial pension plan. CFIB needs you to join the fight.
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