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CFIB questions the need for a plastic bag ban

St. John's, September 26, 2016 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is questioning whether a province-wide plastic bag ban is the answer to a growing problem.

Premier Ball should follow British Columbia and Quebec's lead and consult on CPP Hike

St. John's, July 19, 2016 – In advance of the meeting of the Council of the Federation, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is asking the premiers to listen to small business and do proper consultation on any expansion of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).

CPP expansion without consultation “irresponsible”: CFIB Survey

St. John's, July 6, 2016 – With a July 15th deadline looming for provincial leaders to commit Canadians to a lifetime of increased Canada Pension Plan (CPP), eight in 10 small business owners are calling on governments to delay a final agreement in favour of consulting with Canadians and conducting a full economic impact analysis according to a new Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) survey.

Long-term plan needed for Memorial University finances

St. John's, May 19, 2016 – As Memorial University’s Board of Regents meets today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is calling for it to introduce a long-term plan to reduce the university’s reliance on government transfers, totalling nearly $440 million in 2015.

Business Barometer® Newfoundland and Labrador small business confidence steady in April

St. John's, April 28, 2016 – According to the latest Business Barometer survey results released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), small business confidence in Newfoundland and Labrador decreased a half point to 46.4 in April.

Small Business Seeks Delay in the Muskrat Falls Project

St. John's, April 22, 2016 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is calling for a delay of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project until the Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities (PUB) can review the project.

Budget 2016: Government must lead by example and show spending restraint

St. John's, April 15, 2016 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is concerned about the impact the 2016 provincial budget will have on small business. Across-the-board tax and fee increases will be harmful to the economy and the government has offered no forecast showing targets for spending reductions.

CFIB 2016 pre-budget recommendations

March 30, 2016 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has submitted its pre-budget recommendations to the provincial government, outlining key policy proposals aimed at getting the province’s economy back on track. The recommendations come on the heels of news that Newfoundland and Labrador’s small business confidence has hit an all-time low in March.

Newfoundland and Labrador small business confidence drops sharply in February

St. John's, February 25, 2016 – According to the latest Business Barometer survey results released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), small business confidence in Newfoundland and Labrador has dropped sharply to 53.5 in February, a decline of nearly 10 points from the month before.

Soaring power rates limit small business growth in Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John's, February 22, 2016 – New research from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) shows small business owners in Newfoundland and Labrador are concerned with both increasing power rates and the availability of support they are getting to improve energy efficiency in their business.

Newfoundland and Labrador small business confidence showed growing trend in 2015

St. John's, January 4, 2016 – According to the latest Business Barometer survey results released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), small business confidence in Newfoundland and Labrador has increased to 64.8 in December.
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