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, November 7, 2013
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is concerned with some of the measures announced in today’s Ontario fall economic statement.
Toronto, October 23, 2013
Ontario continues to lag behind most of the country when it comes to a small business-friendly tax system, according to an updated report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
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, September 25, 2013
Today the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), with the support of Interac Association, launched a new, made-in-Canada online directory to support Canadian small businesses from coast to coast. The directory, called shopsmallbiz.ca, will connect thousands of Canadian small business owners with consumers and other businesses looking for local deals.
| ||Toronto/Montréal, July 23, 2013 CFIB is disappointed the Competition Tribunal ruled against the case put forward by the Competition Bureau on Visa and MasterCard practices. Small businesses were hoping the case would be successful and provide merchants new powers to push back against rapidly rising fees imposed by Visa and MasterCard to process credit cards.|Toronto, July 10, 2013
The push by Metrolinx for higher taxes and fees to pay for its “Big Move” plan is getting big thumbs down from small businesses, according to a survey of 1,300 business owners conducted by CFIB.
Toronto, June 17, 2013
Two university students, Jennifer Staines and Renée Anne Nat, have been selected for the CFIB/Scotiabank summer internship in Public Policy and Entrepreneurship in Toronto.
Ottawa, June 17, 2013
A University of Toronto student has been selected for the Ottawa office of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Scotiabank Internship in Public Policy and Entrepreneurship. Elizabeth Thomas will spend the summer researching how other countries deal with credit card rates, and the shortage of qualified labour.
Toronto, May 29, 2013
With municipal leaders from across the country gathering later this week for the annual Federation of Canadian Municipalities (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 12 years in Canada’s three largest cities – Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
Toronto, May 27, 2013
Representatives from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) will be available to comment on the proposed taxes and user fees that staff at Metrolinx will present to its Board of Directors this morning.
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).
Toronto, May 6, 2013
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) applauds the Ontario government for launching a new online tool to allow small businesses to submit their concerns and obtain written responses from provincial ministries on regulatory requirements impacting their business.
Toronto, May 2, 2013
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is pleased to see movement on some small business priorities in today’s Ontario budget, including pooled registered pension plans (PRPPs), the Employer Health Tax (EHT) exemption and plans to eliminate the provincial deficit.
Toronto, March 22, 2013
With small business confidence stuck in neutral, employers are asking new Premier Kathleen Wynne to make the economy the top priority in the Ontario budget, said the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) at today’s pre-budget hearings in Toronto.
Toronto, March 6, 2013
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) welcomes the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s (WSIB) focus on reducing the burden of red tape on the province’s small businesses.
Toronto, January 24, 2013
On day 4 of Canada’s Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) announced that Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has agreed to provincial roundtables to address the impact of the public agency’s policies on small businesses.
Toronto, January 22, 2013
On day two of Canada's Red Tape Awareness WeekTM
, CFIB gave Ontario a B for regulatory reform. That’s an improvement over the B- it earned in the CFIB’s cross-country Red Tape Report Card last year.
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.