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Small business calls on provinces to join campaign against unfair federal tax proposals

Winnipeg/Montréal, September 22, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is urging Canada’s premiers to join them in the fight against the federal government’s tax proposals. As part of this effort, CFIB president Dan Kelly is in Winnipeg today to meet with the Manitoba government about the proposed changes.

New data shows federal tax proposals to have harmful effects on vast majority of small businesses

Ottawa/Montréal, September 21, 2017 – An overwhelming majority (95 per cent) of tax professionals — and small business owners themselves — say the proposed federal tax changes will hurt middle-class business owners and their families, according to a survey released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

CFIB celebrates new era of open trade among provinces

Toronto/Montréal, April 7, 2017 – CFIB applauds the federal and provincial governments for ironing out a new internal trade deal that aims to remove trade barriers within Canada. The Canadian Free Trade Agreement is such a major step towards resolving often conflicting rules and regulations across provinces that CFIB will be presenting the Trade Ministers with a special edition Golden Scissors Award.

CFIB is available to comment on the NWT budget

February 1, 2017
Calgary - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) will be available to comment on the 2017/18 budget to be presented today at 1:30pm. CFIB’s Director 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.

CFIB to provinces and territories: one rule in, one rule out

January 23, 2017
To kick off its annual Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is issuing a red tape challenge to provincial and territorial governments across the country to follow the example set federally and legislate a one-for-one law.

CFIB reveals Canada-wide nominees for red tape reduction award. Winner of the ‘Golden Scissors’ to be announced January 27

January 18, 2017
In the lead-up to Red Tape Awareness Week™ 2017 (January 23-27), the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has announced the finalists for its Golden Scissors Award, which honours an elected official or others in government who have shown leadership and delivered meaningful results in cutting red tape for small business.
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