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.

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 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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