The cost of energy: CFIB surveys its Atlantic members

One of the top concerns of members in Atlantic is the cost of energy. To explore this obstacle we have surveyed our members and are conducting research through our Scotiabank intern in Public Policy and Entrepreneurship.

New Brunswick earns a B- on provincial budget

CFIB’s Director of Provincial Affairs for New Brunswick, Denis Robichaud, was in Fredericton on March 31st for the Gallant government’s first budget. Heading into the budget, CFIB was looking for a plan to reduce government spending and to help support entrepreneurs, but was very clear that tax increases should be avoided at this time. Check out our reaction to the budget here.

Atlantic Canada's Fraud Squad

Fraud and scams are on the rise and more and more often small businesses have become the target.

Update on the NB Drug Plan

CFIB has been a major player in scoring an important victory on the NB Drug Plan. The province has introduced legislation overhauling its mandatory drug plan. CFIB has worked hard from the beginning to ensure the voice of small businesses would be heard, and clearly, it was.

A “New East Partnership”: Breaking down interprovincial trade barriers in Atlantic Canada

International free trade agreements have been making headlines, but for small businesses, the most pervasive trade barriers are the ones between provinces. CFIB’s latest report, A “New East Partnership”: Breaking down interprovincial trade barriers in Atlantic Canada, details many of the issues commonly encountered when trying to do business in other provinces.
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