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Early signs show agreement for lower credit card fees is working

September 14, 2016 – Canada’s small business community is pleased to see preliminary evidence that credit card fee reductions introduced by the big two credit card providers in 2015 are being reflected in the “swipe fees” charged to merchants. CFIB appreciates the efforts made by Visa and MasterCard in working with the small business community and the federal government towards greater fairness in the payments industry.

New report on EI: Small business strongly supports reinstating youth hiring incentive

September 13, 2016 – With a government review of Employment Insurance (EI) service quality underway and EI premium rates for 2017 being announced this week, CFIB’s latest report on EI offers guidance to policymakers as they consider changes to the system.

Canadians misinformed on CPP expansion deal; oppose plan if it affects wages

Toronto/Montréal, September 7, 2016 – A new Ipsos poll reveals that most Canadians don’t know how the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) works or what CPP expansion will mean. When presented with some of the probable effects on wages as a result of the expansion, 70% of employed Canadians said they would oppose the hike.

CFIB available to comment on NWT 2016-2017 Budget

June 1, 2016
Calgary - Amber Ruddy, Director of Alberta and NWT for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) will be available to comment following today's Northwest Territories 2016-2017 Budget.

Fraud hits one in five small businesses

Toronto/Montréal, March 2, 2016 – Fraudsters have scammed 20 per cent of Canadian small businesses in the past year. This alarming finding is contained in a first-of-its-kind report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
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