Toronto, November 12, 2013
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has opened nominations for its third annual Golden Scissors Award. This award recognizes individuals or teams of people who have demonstrated leadership and produced real results in cutting red tape for small businesses.
Moncton, October 23, 2013
New Brunswick’s tax system ranked third in the country when it comes to small business-friendly tax systems, according to an updated report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) but the report also shows significant areas for improvement.
Moncton, October 21, 2013
New Brunswick municipalities have some work to do in order to attract and develop entrepreneurs within their boundaries, according to a national report released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Of the municipalities examined in this province, only Fredericton broke the top 50 with a big improvement over 2012.
Toronto/Montréal, October 18, 2013
CFIB applauds the federal government for finalizing a free trade agreement with the European Union. Canadian small business owners have supported trade arrangements that can open new markets for Canadian goods and services and help Canadian small businesses to grow.
Toronto/Montréal, October 3, 2013
In response to recent reports that PEI Finance Minister Wes Sheridan has made a specific proposal to other finance ministers on hikes to Canada Pension Plan/Quebec Pension Plan (CPP/QPP) benefits and premiums, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is available for comment.
| ||Toronto/Montréal, July 23, 2013 CFIB is disappointed the Competition Tribunal ruled against the case put forward by the Competition Bureau on Visa and MasterCard practices. Small businesses were hoping the case would be successful and provide merchants new powers to push back against rapidly rising fees imposed by Visa and MasterCard to process credit cards.|Vancouver/Montréal, May 29, 2013
With municipal leaders from across the country gathering in Vancouver for the annual FCM conference, CFIB is calling on them to take action on municipal overspending. CFIB released a report showing that spending has grown more than three times the rate of population over the past 12 years in Canada’s three largest cities – Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver – and in Canadian municipalities overall.
Toronto/Montréal, May 16, 2013
The percentage of unfilled private sector jobs remained steady at 2.5% in the first quarter of 2013, representing approximately 295,000 full- and part-time jobs, according to data compiled by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
Moncton, March 27, 2013
The Government of New Brunswick has pulled the trigger on tax increases to address its inability to balance its books, while holding spending relatively steady.
Moncton, March 13, 2013
After quietly assembling an implementation committee, the New Brunswick government seems poised to push forward with a universal drug plan that is expected to see employers picking up some of the tab.
Toronto/Montréal, January 25, 2013
With Canada’s fourth annual Red Tape Awareness Week™ drawing to a close, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has awarded its Golden Scissors Award to the Hon. Gail Shea, Canada’s Minister of National Revenue.
| ||Toronto/Montréal, January 24, 2013 Surveys about surveys, late fees for on-time payments and application overkill. If it makes absolutely no sense, then it must be red tape. Today, as part of Canada’s Red Tape Awareness Week, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its real-life stories of ridiculous government rules from across the country.|Ottawa/Regina, January 24, 2013
CFIB is putting a spotlight on the negative impact red tape has on Canada’s farmers. Most businesses cite red tape as their second highest concern behind total tax burden, but recent CFIB data puts red tape at the top of the list of farmers’ concerns (79%). Farmers are also the most likely to say the burden of red tape has grown: 72% report the burden has increased over the past 3 years, compared to 55% among all other sectors.
Ottawa/Toronto, January 23, 2013
The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Call Centre Business Helpline received a lacklustre grade of C minus from CFIB.
Toronto/Montréal, January 22, 2013
The federal government has earned a grade of B+ in reforming the regulatory burden on small business according to the yearly Red Tape Report Card.
Moncton, January 22, 2013
The province of New Brunswick has earned a grade of B- in reforming the regulatory burden on small business according to the yearly Red Tape Report Card that was issued today by the CFIB as part of its fourth annual Red Tape Awareness Week™. New Brunswick received a grade of C+ last year, and C- in 2011.
Toronto/Montréal, January 21, 2013
Most businesses in Canada pay more per employee than their counterparts in the U.S. to comply with regulatory requirements, according to a report issued by CFIB. The report, launched to kick off Canada’s 4th annual Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, updates the total cost of regulation to Canadian businesses, and provides a first-ever direct comparison of these costs to those faced by U.S. businesses. The U.S. comparison was sponsored by KPMG Enterprise.
Toronto/Montréal, January 18, 2013
With only a few days left until the start of Canada’s fourth annual Red Tape Awareness Week (Jan 21-25), the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has announced the finalists for its second Golden Scissors Award. The Award recognizes an individual who has successfully motivated or demonstrated leadership and courage, and produced meaningful and positive results in cutting red tape for small business.
Moncton, January 2, 2013
Small business owners know government can’t do it all. So, they’ve disciplined themselves to ask government for just one thing to help them along in 2013. The most common request: lower the small business corporate income tax rate, please.