CFIB pleased with 2014 Budget

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has tabled its 2014 budget. In our pre-budget submission, we presented a number of initiatives Government could adopt to create a small business friendly environment.

Municipalities are richer than they think

As the country’s big city mayors prepare to meet in Ottawa this week, CFIB has released a new report that shows municipal governments are consistently misrepresenting how much tax money ends up in their coffers.

Growing the (Municipal) Pie

In April 2014, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business submitted our members’ views and provided recommendations to the provincial and municipal governments of ways to help contribute to the growth of the provincial economy. In June we submitted a companion document that focused on the public policies that municipal governments can influence and presented additional information to support those initial recommendations.

CFIB submits members’ views on workers’ compensation statutory review in NL

Following the release of the Statutory Review Committee’s (SRC) report on the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation system, titled “Working Together: Safe, Accountable, Sustainable,” CFIB submitted our members’ views on the workers’ compensation system in Newfoundland and Labrador. We provided detailed feedback and identified specific ways to make improvements in the workers’ compensation system that would better address the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses in our province.

All signs point to trouble for Canadians: CPP/QPP battle won, but war not over

Federal and provincial governments were considering an increase to Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) benefits and premiums, but small business owners and employees can breathe a sigh of relief for the time being. Finance ministers did not reach an agreement on increasing CPP and QPP premiums, but it is clear that this threat is not going away.
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