Toronto, April 23, 2015
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is disappointed that the provincial government has ignored Ontario’s small businesses in the 2015 budget. Instead of using policy levers to stimulate job creation and growth in small and medium-sized firms, the province unfairly singles out independent business owners and their employees by continuing to move forward with a proposed payroll tax, disguised as a pension premium.
Toronto, March 23, 2015
Ontario government employees make 26 per cent more in salaries and benefits than private sector workers doing the same jobs, according to a new Wage Watch report released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) today. Closing this gap is the answer to boosting retirement savings for Ontarians, not a new mandatory pension plan.
Toronto, March 13, 2015
As the provincial budget approaches, media reports suggest the government will invite up to 200 large grocers to carry beer and wine at set prices. CFIB is concerned that such a move prevents any real competition from corner stores or smaller retailers.
Toronto, January 20, 2015
On day two of its sixth annual Red Tape Awareness Week, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is giving the Ontario government a B+ on red tape accountability, acknowledging the latest steps on regulatory reform. The recently passed Burden Reduction Reporting Act requires the government to be more transparent and accountable for the regulatory burden that it places on businesses.