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Legalized Cannabis Requires Significant Role for Private Sector: CFIB

St. John's, October 3, 2017 – As governments across the country announce their plans for cannabis legalization, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is asking for significant private sector involvement in the retail of cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Small business optimism improves in third quarter of 2017

St. John's, September 28, 2017 – Optimism among Newfoundland & Labrador's small businesses improved somewhat over the previous quarter and its Business Barometer Index reached 52.0. The current level is still among the best the province has seen in 2017, yet towards the bottom of the pack compared to the rest of the provinces.

CFIB Calls for an Immediate Rebate of Workers’ Compensation Premiums

St. John's, July 27, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is calling today for an immediate rebate of workers’ compensation premiums paid by employers in 2016. According to WorkplaceNL’s 2016 Annual Report, it has a funded ratio of 126.1, which means employers in Newfoundland and Labrador are paying $180 million more than they should have.

Muskrat Falls Project Could Mean Annual Cost Increase of $179 Million for Business

St. John's, July 12, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) today released a report on the cost of electricity related to the completion of the Muskrat Falls project.

Business Barometer®: Newfoundland and Labrador small business optimism declines in the first quarter

St. John's, March 30, 2017 – According to the latest Business Barometer survey results released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), small business optimism in Newfoundland and Labrador dropped in the first quarter of 2017. The provincial Business Barometer Index reached 42.2 in March 2017 compared to 47.7 in December 2016.

Business Barometer®: Newfoundland and Labrador small business confidence remains low

St. John's, January 27, 2017 – According to the latest Business Barometer survey results released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), small business confidence in Newfoundland and Labrador is 46.0 in January.

CFIB Asks for Resignation of the Central Regional Service Board

St. John's, January 26, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has requested the resignation of the Board of Directors for the Central Regional Service Board (Board), effective immediately.

CFIB Report Highlights Impacts of Municipal Regulations

St. John's, January 25, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released a report on municipal regulations titled “The Municipal Red Tape Puzzle”. The report provides an analysis of the municipal regulatory burden in Newfoundland and Labrador’s 25 largest municipalities and finds each municipality can find ways to improve.

Newfoundland and Labrador making progress on regulatory accountability

St. John's, January 24, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is releasing its annual Red Tape Report Card as part of Red Tape Awareness WeekTM. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is receiving a “C” grade for improving accountability surrounding the regulatory burden faced by small businesses.
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