February 27, 2014 Newfoundland and Labrador’s Business Barometer index dropped back slightly to 67.2 in February, but remained third-highest in the country. Fifty-nine per cent of respondents cite that their business performance is good and only 5 per cent say it is poor.
February 19, 2014 Toronto, February 19, 2014 – New survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) reveal small business owners across the country have dramatically different perceptions of their provincial governments’ vision for small business. The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is trailing in the provincial ranking, with only 27 per cent of small business owners feeling confident in their government’s small business vision.
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).
St. John's, January 30, 2014 Newfoundland and Labrador’s Business Barometer index held steady at 68.1 in January. The index is still in line with business owner sentiment in the first half of 2013 and it remains second highest in the country.
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.
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.
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.
St. John's, January 28, 2014 The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its 4th annual Red Tape Report Card today as part of its fifth annual Red Tape Awareness Week™. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has fallen to a C+ grade when it comes to accountability surrounding the regulatory burden faced by small businesses. This is a step backward from the B grade achieved in 2011 and 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St. John's, January 13, 2014 The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is challenging Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro to ensure the reliability of the electricity system by better communicating conservation to the small business community. Rolling blackouts and extended power outages during the first week of 2014 have tested the confidence of individuals and businesses in the electricity system in the province, especially on the Island.