Minimum wage hike hurts small business and youth

The provincial government increased Manitoba's minimum wage by 25 cents to $10.70 per hour on October 1, 2014. Manitoba’s minimum wage is increasing far faster than economic conditions warrant. In the last ten years the minimum wage increased by 48% while inflation increased by only 18%. Manitoba continues to have the second highest provincial minimum wage in Canada.

Manitoba small biz optimism improves in September

The latest result for CFIB's Business Barometer® shows small business optimism in Manitoba is up 2.8 points to an index of 65.8 in September from an index of 63.0 in August. This is in line with the national average index of 65.6.

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.

CFIB meets with Premier Greg Selinger to discuss your priorities

For the first time since 2000, CFIB met with Manitoba’s Premier to discuss the key concerns of your business. Premier Selinger met with CFIB President Dan Kelly, Prairie Vice-President Marilyn Braun-Pollon and Manitoba Director Elliot Sims to discuss important issues.

Credit card processing fees cost ratepayers millions each year

Over the last 5 years, MPI paid over $40 million in credit card processing fees to accept credit cards from ratepayers. CFIB estimates MPI could save Manitoba drivers up to $9 million per year by ending acceptance of credit cards for payment of autopac premiums.
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