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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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