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Desperate times, desperate measures surround ORPP

Toronto, July 30, 2015 – In light of its increasingly desperate demands for federal co-operation on its unpopular forced retirement savings plan, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is renewing its call for the Ontario government to allow Ontarians to choose how to invest for their retirement.

Toronto shows its #SmallBizLove…And the winner is…

July 8, 2015 – Toronto’s Merchant of Tennis is one of four small businesses across the country feeling the love today as a co-winner of CFIB’s #SmallBizLove contest.

CFIB pleased with Ontario's progress on regulatory burden reduction

Toronto, June 30, 2015 – The Ontario government committed to reducing excessive regulatory burden by $100 million by 2016-17. CFIB is pleased that the government is well on its way to achieving that savings.

Ottawa students join CFIB for coveted internship

Ottawa, June 22, 2015 – The next generation of great Canadian policy minds has arrived at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Eight of the nation’s brightest students will undertake major policy research initiatives for CFIB as part of this year’s CFIB-Scotiabank Internship in Public Policy and Entrepreneurship program.

York University student joins CFIB’s Research Team for prestigious internship

Toronto, June 22, 2015 – The next generation of great Canadian policy minds has arrived at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Eight of the nation’s brightest students will undertake major policy research initiatives for CFIB as part of this year’s CFIB-Scotiabank Internship in Public Policy and Entrepreneurship program.

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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