Manitoba small biz optimism drops in December

Winnipeg, December 30, 2014 – Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest Business Barometer® index, which shows small business optimism in Manitoba is at an index of 59.6 in December. This is nearly a four point decline from an index of 63.5 in November. Manitoba optimism is below the national average index of 61.9.

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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