Toronto, March 18, 2014 Expanding mandatory workers’ compensation coverage to business owners, directors and independent operators in the construction industry leads to increased prices and failed businesses. A recent survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) found that affected small businesses are paying, on average, $6,000 more a year.
Toronto, March 12, 2014 Small businesses across the province welcome the news that Ontario is enhancing its commitment to regulatory reform by “refreshing” the Open for Business initiative, which streamlines regulations and reduces government paperburden on businesses.
Toronto, March 5, 2014 With Prince Edward Island and Manitoba now actively participating in Ontario’s plans for a mandatory provincial pension plan, small business owners are expressing alarm at the idea that some provinces would look to increase payroll taxes – taxes on job creation.
Toronto, February 19, 2014 New survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) reveal small business owners across the country have dramatically different perceptions of their provincial governments’ vision for small business. The Ontario government is trailing in the provincial ranking, with only 15 per cent of small business owners feeling confident in their government’s small business vision.
January 31, 2014 This year’s first Paperweight Award goes to two programs that run neck-and-neck in making life even harder for small businesses through ridiculous rules and red tape: The federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC).
January 30, 2014 The Mayor and City Council for Langford, British Columbia, population 29,000, are the winners of the 2014 Golden Scissors Award for their simple but transformative initiative of making business licenses permanent. CFIB officially presented the award to Mayor Stew Young today to mark the fourth day of Red Tape Awareness WeekTM.
Toronto/Montréal, January 29, 2014 Half-way through Red Tape Awareness Week, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) applauds the federal government for introducing new legislation that will reduce the red tape burden on small businesses.
January 29, 2014 For the first time, the cost of complying with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) regulations has been calculated, totaling $657 million each year for Canada’s farmers and agriculture industry. As part of Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, CFIB presents these findings in its second CFIA Report Card.
Toronto/Montréal, January 27, 2014 As the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) launches its fifth annual Red Tape Awareness Week™, a new report estimates the cost of some of the most common regulatory headaches for Canadians to be at least $10 billion a year.
Toronto/Montréal, January 24, 2014 With Canada’s fifth annual Red Tape Awareness WeekTM (January 27 – 31) just around the corner, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has announced the finalists for its new Paperweight Award.
Toronto/Montréal, January 23, 2014 With Canada’s Red Tape Awareness Week (January 27 – 31) kicking off in just a few days, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is pleased to announce the national finalists for its third annual Golden Scissors Award.
Toronto/Montréal, January 22, 2014 The endless rules that governments impose on Canadians and small businesses alike cost billions of hidden tax dollars annually. Now in its fifth year, Canada’s Red Tape Awareness Week™ aims to demonstrate how real the red tape burden is for business owners and ordinary Canadians, and where we are in the effort to reduce that burden.