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Canada’s small business owners are four times more likely to be low income than rich

Winnipeg, May 2, 2016 – Just like Canadian workers, the vast majority of Canada’s small business owners are firmly entrenched in the middle class, according to the latest small business profile from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

Manitoba small biz confidence holds steady in April

Winnipeg, April 28, 2016 – Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest Business Barometer® index, which shows small business optimism in Manitoba held steady at an index of 54.0 in April compared to an index of 54.8 in March. This index level is still below Manitoba’s five year average of 63.5 and below the national index of 59.2.

CFIB statement on provincial election

Winnipeg, April 20, 2016 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) congratulates Brian Pallister and the Progressive Conservative Party on their election win.

Party leaders respond to small business issues

Winnipeg, April 13, 2016 – With the Manitoba election less than a week away, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is releasing the results of its 2016 Leaders’ Survey on Small Business Issues.

Sluggish prairie job market sees job vacancy rate decline in Q4

Winnipeg, April 7, 2016 – The national private sector job vacancy declined 0.1 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’s (CFIB) latest Help Wanted report. The 2.5 per cent vacancy rate among full time and temporary jobs accounts for roughly 316,000 positions across Canada.

Don’t overlook small business in Manitoba election

Winnipeg, March 22, 2016 – With the Manitoba election underway, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is urging party leaders, who claim to care about jobs for Manitobans, to pay close attention to small business priorities.

2016 federal budget breaks election promise to small business

Winnipeg, March 22, 2016 – In reacting to the 2016 federal budget presented today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is deeply troubled that the federal government broke an election commitment to middle class small business owners across the country.

Fraud cost small businesses $6,200 last year

Winnipeg, March 17, 2016 – Fraud is a major threat to the Canadian small business community, costing victimized small businesses an average of $6,200 in financial costs in the past year, according to a groundbreaking new Canadian Federation of independent Business (CFIB) report.

Four in 10 small businesses don’t report fraud

Winnipeg, March 9, 2016 – Forty-four per cent of small business owners who were defrauded in the past year did not report it, according to the latest research from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

Stop paying government workers to retire early

Winnipeg, March 3, 2016 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is calling for an end to the unfair and costly “bridge benefit” perk – a little known incentive for government workers who retire early.

Fraud hits one in five small businesses

Winnipeg, March 2, 2016 – Fraudsters have scammed 20 per cent of Canadian small businesses in the past year. This alarming finding is contained in a first-of-its-kind report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

Manitobans say no to new municipal tax powers

Winnipeg, February 26, 2016 – With the April provincial election looming, the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) is pushing the next provincial government to give municipalities new taxing powers, against the clear wishes of Manitobans. Six in 10 Manitobans are against municipalities receiving new taxing powers, according to the latest poll results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

Manitoba small biz confidence unchanged in February

Winnipeg, February 25, 2016 – Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest Business Barometer® index, which shows small business optimism in Manitoba held steady at an index of 61.5 in February, compared to an index of 61.4 in January. This index level is below Manitoba’s five year average of 63.5 and above the national index of 54.7.

Three-quarters of Manitobans want tax hike referendums

Winnipeg, February 22, 2016 – Manitobans want a provincial referendum before any increase in major taxes, according to the latest poll results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

Seven ways Canada’s federal budget can help small businesses create jobs: CFIB presents to finance committee

Winnipeg, February 16, 2016 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is presenting its pre-budget submission to the standing committee on finance today, outlining key measures that will help Canada’s small business community navigate a difficult economy in 2016.

Manitoba small biz confidence falls in January

Winnipeg, January 28, 2016 – Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest Business Barometer® index, which shows small business optimism in Manitoba fell five points to an index of 61.4 in January from an index of 66.4 in December. This index level is below Manitoba’s five year average of 63.5 and above the national index of 54.3.

Quebec ministers win national Golden Scissors Award for cutting red tape on small businesses

Winnipeg, January 22, 2016 – To close out Red Tape Awareness Week™, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) announced this morning that Quebec ministers Sam Hamad, and Jean-Denis Girard, are joint winners of the Golden Scissors award for leading and implementing measures to reduce red tape on small businesses.

Farmers continue to bear the brunt of red tape

Winnipeg, January 21, 2016 – Government rules and paperwork continue to hit farmers even harder than other small business owners, according to survey data released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), on day four of Red Tape Awareness Week.

Halifax ‘patio police’ win red tape crown for burdening small business

Winnipeg, January 20, 2016 – On the third day of Red Tape Awareness Week™, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) announced the winners of its annual Paperweight Award, citing the worst examples of government agencies and departments at all levels that are holding back small businesses with misguided rules, hard-to-follow processes and bad customer service.

Manitoba falls further behind in Canada’s red tape report card

Winnipeg, January 19, 2016 – On day two of 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 measurement, public reporting and political leadership.

Red tape at Canada-US border discouraging small biz from trade

Winnipeg, January 18, 2016 – Red tape has one-third of Canadian small businesses thinking twice about trading across the U.S. border, according to a new report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) on day one of Red Tape Awareness Week™.
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