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.
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, June 18, 2013
Federal public employees who retire early are eligible to collect a “bridge benefit” (a temporary income top-up that ends when a retired public servant reaches the age of 65) which can be as much as $105,000 per retiree, according to a new study, The Case for Ending Early Retirement in the Public Sector, from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
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).
February 6, 2013
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) will be available to comment on the 2013/14 budget to be presented tomorrow afternoon at 1:30pm. CFIB’s Policy Analyst for Alberta and the Northwest Territories, Amber Ruddy, will be available from Calgary to talk about the government’s priorities highlighted in the budget and how they will impact small- and medium-sized business owners.
Yellowknife, January 22, 2013
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has earned a grade of D- in reforming the regulatory burden on small business according to the yearly Red Tape Report Card that was issued today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) as part of its fourth annual Red Tape Awareness Week™. GNWT received a grade of F last year, and F in 2011.
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.