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Collingwood is top entrepreneurial community in Canada

Toronto, October 17, 2016 – Collingwood is king when it comes to Canada’s most entrepreneurial communities with populations of about 20,000 or more, topping the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ 2016 Entrepreneurial Communities report launched today to kick off Small Business Week.

Big Labour could be coming to a small business near you

Toronto, October 13, 2016 – It may only be an interim report, but proposed changes to the Employment Standards and Labour Relations acts suggested by the Changing Workplaces Review would be devastating to Ontario’s small employers and their employees if they were to be adopted by the Minister of Labour, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

First WSIB rate cuts in 15 years a relief for small business

Toronto, September 14, 2016 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has announced it will cut rates – by an average of five per cent across all sectors – for the first time since 2001. The move is a welcome one for small business owners looking for financial relief in a climate of rising hydro rates and payroll costs.

Ontarians misinformed on proposed CPP expansion deal

Toronto, September 8, 2016 – A new Ipsos poll reveals that most Ontarians don’t know how the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) works, or what the proposed CPP expansion would mean.

CFIB’s response to the Ontario government’s announcement on ORPP cost

Toronto, July 28, 2016 – The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) was one of the most ill-advised and damaging public policy proposals in Ontario’s history. It was extremely disappointing that the provincial government decided to move forward with it and CFIB lobbied very hard against its implementation on behalf of our 42,000 small and medium-sized business members in Ontario.

CFIB Statement on Changing Workplaces Review interim report

Toronto, July 28, 2016 – We look forward to carefully studying the interim report and submitting our recommendations this fall on behalf of our 42,000 Ontario small- and medium-sized business members.

Ontario’s workers’ compensation system makes gains; needs a legislative fix to do better

Toronto, May 26, 2016 – Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has come a long way in addressing small business concerns over the last four years, according to the latest report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Going forward, improvement is needed in several key areas, many of which require the Ontario government to pass new legislation.

CFIB and Google host event to help small business owners succeed online

Toronto, March 24, 2016 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Google Canada are teaming up to host an exclusive networking opportunity for small business owners looking to enhance their online presence. The event will take place on March 31st at Google’s office downtown Toronto with two identical sessions held at 12pm and 5pm.

Ontario budget 2016: Taxing the jobs for today and tomorrow

Toronto, February 25, 2016 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is disappointed that the Ontario government has once again ignored the province’s small and medium-sized businesses in the 2016 budget.

Delay in ORPP roll-out a positive sign for wages and jobs

Toronto, February 16, 2016 – CFIB encourages government to push back implementation for smaller businesses

Ontario government bulldozes ahead with unpopular pension tax

Toronto, January 26, 2016 – Ontario government bulldozes ahead with unpopular pension tax

Ontario continues to make gains on red tape reduction

Toronto, January 18, 2016 – Province earns second highest grade in the country

CFIB nominates Hon. Brad Duguid for red tape reduction award

Toronto, January 14, 2016 – Winner of the ‘Golden Scissors’ award to be announced January 22
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