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Strong majority of AB entrepreneurs say unionizing their workplace would have negative impact

Calgary, May 23, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released new survey data today that shows Alberta’s entrepreneurs have serious concerns with the Alberta government’s drastic overhaul of employment rules. Almost nine out of ten (88 per cent) of Alberta entrepreneurs anticipate moving towards unionized workplaces would have a negative impact on their business.

CFIB shares concerns with Labour Minister about drastic employment rule overhaul

May 9, 2017
Edmonton, May 9, 2017 – Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is in Edmonton today to provide Labour Minister Christina Gray with the perspective of small business about the review of Alberta’s labour laws that is currently underway.

Alberta small business confidence on the rise

April 27, 2017
Calgary - Alberta small business confidence rose about two and a half points in April to 57.9, according to the monthly Business Barometer® index published by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Nationally, small business confidence gained a point and a half to finish the month at 64.4 -its highest level since November 2014.

CFIB celebrates new era of open trade among provinces

Toronto/Montréal, April 7, 2017 – CFIB applauds the federal and provincial governments for ironing out a new internal trade deal that aims to remove trade barriers within Canada. The Canadian Free Trade Agreement is such a major step towards resolving often conflicting rules and regulations across provinces that CFIB will be presenting the Trade Ministers with a special edition Golden Scissors Award.

Deck is stacked against small business in workplace legislation review

April 6, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) today called into question the hasty and deeply-flawed consultation process the Alberta Government is using to overhaul the province’s workplace and labour laws.

AB small business confidence continues to bounce back

March 30, 2017
Calgary, March 30, 2017 – Alberta small business confidence rose more than five and a half points in March to 55.5 according to the monthly Business Barometer® index published by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). This is the first time since January 2015 that business owners expecting stronger business performance next year outnumber those expecting weaker performance.

Alberta Q4 job vacancy rate remains steady at record low levels

March 16, 2017 – Calgary - Alberta’s private sector job vacancy rate went unchanged at 1.5 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the latest Help Wanted report put out by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The national rate also remained steady at 2.4 per cent.

Throne Speech an opportunity for Alberta government to support entrepreneurs

March 2, 2017
Calgary - The Alberta Director of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), Amber Ruddy, will be available in the foyer of the Legislature this afternoon to comment on the Throne Speech and what it means for the province’s small and medium-sized businesses.

Alberta small business confidence continues slow recovery

February 23, 2017
Calgary - Alberta small business confidence rose two and a half points in February to 49.8 according to the monthly Business Barometer® index published by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Ground lost since 2015 has been regained and there is a notable jump in small business confidence among business owners in the natural resources sector (69.2).

Alberta small business confidence rebounds four points

January 26, 2017 – Calgary - Alberta small business confidence rose four points in January to 47.2 according to the monthly Business Barometer® index published by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The indicator made modest gains in recent months and is hovering around 2015 levels but still well below the national average (60.1).

CFIB unveils 2017 Paperweight Awards to highlight outrageous red tape hassles weighing down small business

January 25, 2017 – Sidewalks to nowhere, rogue lemonade stands, and a war on sandwich spreads. If it seems ridiculous it must be the heavy hand of government rolling out another spool of red tape, restraining us all in a tangled mess of short-sighted regulations. CFIB releases this year’s list of outrageous regulatory headaches for small businesses and most deserving of the ‘Paperweight Award’.

Canada’s red tape report card: BC, Quebec lead; Alberta lags behind

January 24, 2017 – Today, during Red Tape Awareness Week™, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) issued its annual red tape report card, grading the provinces and territories on their commitment to red tape accountability. The report card looks at political leadership, public measurement, and constraints on regulations.

Canada’s red tape report card: BC, Quebec lead; NWT lags behind

January 24, 2017 – Today, during Red Tape Awareness Week™, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) issued its annual red tape report card, grading the provinces and territories on their commitment to red tape accountability. The report card looks at political leadership, public measurement, and constraints on regulations.

CFIB to provinces and territories: one rule in, one rule out

January 23, 2017 – To kick off its annual Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is issuing a red tape challenge to provincial and territorial governments across the country to follow the example set federally and legislate a one-for-one law.

CFIB available to comment on lack of broad, meaningful pre-budget consultation with business owners

January 20, 2017
Calgary - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is available this afternoon to comment on the Alberta Government’s pre-budget consultation process. Amber Ruddy, Alberta Director, will be available to speak to the media either at the CFIB office (410, 237 8th Ave SE), or alternatively outside the main doors of McDougall Centre in downtown Calgary.

CFIB reveals Canada-wide nominees for red tape reduction award. Winner of the ‘Golden Scissors’ to be announced January 27

January 18, 2017
In the lead-up to Red Tape Awareness Week™ 2017 (January 23-27), the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has announced the finalists for its Golden Scissors Award, which honours an elected official or others in government who have shown leadership and delivered meaningful results in cutting red tape for small business.
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