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Alberta small business confidence in free-fall

January 28, 2016
Calgary - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) today released the Business Barometer results for January showing Alberta’s small business confidence dropped 4.3 points to 28.8. This latest result is 26 points below the January 2015 index and continues to break records for the weakest level ever reported anywhere in Canada in the Business Barometer’s® 15 year history.

Calgary city councillors urged to support small business tax relief proposal

January 21, 2016 – Calgary – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) supports Councillor Evan Woolley’s proposal going before Council on Monday to reduce the business tax burden by $30 million this year and another $30 million in 2017, and called on other councillors to get on board. Estimates show 25,000 businesses would save an average of $1,200 on their tax bills each year over the next two years.

CFIB calls for emergency debate in legislature on Alberta’s economic crisis

January 8, 2016 – Calgary - Following today’s Statistics Canada release of Alberta’s job numbers, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is appealing to the Alberta government to recall the legislature early for an emergency debate on the economic crisis plaguing Alberta’s economy and small business.
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