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Ontario budget 2015: Job-killing pension tax threatens small business

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.

Fixing Ontario wage gap key to boosting retirement savings

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.

Changes to booze monopoly ignore small business, consumers

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.

Ontario leading the way on red tape reform

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.
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