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CFIB welcomes reinstatement of small business tax cut as Small Business Week begins

Ottawa/Regina, October 16, 2017 – As the country kicks off Small Business Week 2017, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) welcomes the federal government’s decision to reinstate its promise to reduce the small business corporate tax rate to 9 per cent.

Job vacancies edge up; almost 330,000 jobs left unfilled in Canada

Montréal, August 24, 2017 – After a year of almost no change, Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate edged up 0.2 percentage points to 2.6 per cent — or 329,900 jobs — in the second quarter of 2017, according to the latest Help Wanted report.

Small businesses concerned about potential changes to NAFTA: survey

Ottawa/Montréal, August 16, 2017 – Nearly one-third (28 per cent) of Canadian small businesses that trade with the United States and/or Mexico say that the potential renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will alter their export and import plans, finds a new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

Five priorities to achieve free trade success within Canada

Toronto/Montréal, June 29, 2017 – Addressing inter-provincial trade barriers vital for small business. As Canada prepares to implement the CFTA on July 1st, CFIB identifies five immediate priority areas for the RCT to tackle.

Business Barometer ®: Confidence drops in June

Toronto/Montréal, June 29, 2017 – Canada's small business optimism dropped by more than five points in June to the 60.9 mark, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)’s Business Barometer®.

CFIB environment report: independent businesses already taking action to grow greener

April 21, 2017 – In honour of Earth Day (April 22), the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released a new report on the environment that shows a majority of small business owners believe it is possible to grow the economy and the environment at the same time.

CFIB Partners with Mastercard to Meet the Needs of Small Business

Toronto, February 16, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Mastercard today announced an agreement that recognizes the contribution and importance of small businesses to the Canadian economy and local communities.

Red Tape Reduction Day Law wins national Golden Scissors Award for cutting red tape

January 27, 2017 – To close out Red Tape Awareness Week™ 2017, CFIB announced this morning that the Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of BC, and the Honourable Coralee Oakes, Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction for BC, have been named the winners of the Golden Scissors award for leadership and producing meaningful results in cutting red tape for small businesses.

CRA helpline gets another poor grade from CFIB

January 26, 2017 – Third time is not the charm for the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Business Enquiries phone line. As part of its Red Tape Awareness Week, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has conducted its third “secret shopper” evaluation of the CRA’s call centre, giving it a grade of C-.

CFIB unveils 2017 Paperweight Awards

January 25, 2017 – Sidewalks to nowhere, rogue lemonade stands, and a war on sandwich spreads. If it seems ridiculous it must be the heavy hand of government rolling out another spool of red tape, restraining us all in a tangled mess of short-sighted regulations. CFIB releases this year’s list of outrageous regulatory headaches for small businesses and most deserving of the ‘Paperweight Award’.

Canada’s red tape report card: BC and Quebec lead the way

Toronto/Montréal, January 24, 2017 – Today, during Red Tape Awareness Week™, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) issued its annual red tape report card, grading the provinces and territories on their commitment to red tape accountability. The report card looks at political leadership, public measurement, and constraints on regulations.

CFIB to provinces and territories: one rule in, one rule out

Toronto/Montréal, January 23, 2017 – To kick off its annual Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is issuing a red tape challenge to provincial and territorial governments across the country to follow the example set federally and legislate a one-for-one law.

CFIB looks forward to working with new cabinet

Toronto, January 10, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) congratulates the new members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet, as well as those assuming new roles, and look forward to working with the new ministers on many of the issues affecting Canada’s 2.5 million entrepreneurs.
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