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Small businesses want easier trade in the Atlantic region

November 28, 2014 – Small businesses across Atlantic Canada agree that provincial and federal leaders should commit to bringing down trade barriers between provinces, and that it should be just as easy to trade between provinces as it is to trade between countries. This is all detailed in CFIB’s new report Building a “New East Partnership.”

Entrepreneurs’ votes still up for grabs

Moncton, September 18, 2014 – With just a few days before the provincial election in New Brunswick, a new survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business shows over a quarter of respondents are still undecided.

New Brunswick adrift in a sea of red ink

September 12, 2014
As New Brunswick heads into the final stretch of the provincial election, party leaders might want to review their notes on balancing the books and paying off the province’s $ 12 billion debt.

Growing the economy: where’s the plan?

Moncton, September 4, 2014 – With just a little over two weeks to go in the New Brunswick election, entrepreneurs feel that politicians will fail at presenting a credible plan to grow our provincial economy.

Small businesses fear political parties will ignore them

August 28, 2014
The election campaign is well under way in New Brunswick, and owners of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) fear that political parties won’t give sufficient attention to what really matters to them.

Small business deserves prominent attention in NB election

August 27, 2014
As the provincial election campaign kicks off in New Brunswick, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is advising all political parties about the importance of policies that are friendly to small businesses.

CFIB Announces New Brunswick Director

August 22, 2014
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is pleased to announce Denis Robichaud as CFIB’s Director of Provincial Affairs for New Brunswick.

NB small business confidence continues to climb

July 31, 2014 – New Brunswick business owners continue to see more light on their forecast horizons. The index value rose for the sixth-consecutive month in July to 61.7—the closest it has been to the national average in more than a year.

Municipal overspending costs Canadian households $7,800

Moncton, May 28, 2014 – Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has released a report, Canada’s Municipal Spending Watch that shows overspending has cost each household in Canada more than $7,800 during the past 12 years.

Canada’s worst red tape offenders named: Temporary Foreign Worker Program, Multi-Material British Columbia joint winners of first annual Paperweight Award

January 31, 2014 – This year’s first Paperweight Award goes to two programs that run neck-and-neck in making life even harder for small businesses through ridiculous rules and red tape: The federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC).

Little city, big idea: Langford, B.C., wins national Golden Scissors Award

January 30, 2014 – The Mayor and City Council for Langford, British Columbia, population 29,000, are the winners of the 2014 Golden Scissors Award for their simple but transformative initiative of making business licenses permanent. CFIB officially presented the award to Mayor Stew Young today to mark the fourth day of Red Tape Awareness WeekTM.

Small businesses welcome federal red tape legislation

Toronto/Montréal, January 29, 2014 – Half-way through Red Tape Awareness Week, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) applauds the federal government for introducing new legislation that will reduce the red tape burden on small businesses.

CFIA rules cost Canadian farmers $657 million a year

Regina, January 29, 2014 – For the first time, the cost of complying with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) regulations has been calculated, totaling $657 million each year for Canada’s farmers and agriculture industry. As part of Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, CFIB presents these findings in its second CFIA Report Card.

The grades are in: Red tape progress across Canada is a mixed bag

Toronto/Montréal, January 28, 2014 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its 4th annual Red Tape Report Card today, and the grades were all over the map.

Canadians stressed out by government paperwork: Poll

Toronto/Montréal, January 27, 2014 – As the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) launches its fifth annual Red Tape Awareness Week™, a new report estimates the cost of some of the most common regulatory headaches for Canadians to be at least $10 billion a year.

National “Paperweight” Award finalists announced

Toronto/Montréal, January 24, 2014 – With Canada’s fifth annual Red Tape Awareness WeekTM (January 27 – 31) just around the corner, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has announced the finalists for its new Paperweight Award.

Third annual national Golden Scissors Award finalists announced

Toronto/Montréal, January 23, 2014 – With Canada’s Red Tape Awareness Week (January 27 – 31) kicking off in just a few days, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is pleased to announce the national finalists for its third annual Golden Scissors Award.

Canada’s 5th annual Red Tape Awareness Week™ coming January 27–31

Toronto/Montréal, January 22, 2014 – The endless rules that governments impose on Canadians and small businesses alike cost billions of hidden tax dollars annually. Now in its fifth year, Canada’s Red Tape Awareness Week™ aims to demonstrate how real the red tape burden is for business owners and ordinary Canadians, and where we are in the effort to reduce that burden.
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