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.

Manitoba small biz optimism down in August

The latest result for CFIB’s Business Barometer® shows Manitoba small business optimism declined 1.7 points to an index of 63.0 in August from an index of 64.7 in July. At this level, Manitoba’s optimism is once again below the national average index of 65.5 and behind the other Western provinces.

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.
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