Toronto/Montréal, May 8, 2015 Chase Paymentech and CFIB announced a new agreement that provides preferred pricing to small businesses in an exclusive offering for CFIB members that builds on recent rate cuts from Visa and MasterCard.
Toronto/Montréal, April 30, 2015 April showers were not the only thing putting a damper on Canadians’ mood this month. There was a slight but broadly based drop in small business confidence levels, as measured by CFIB’s Business Barometer® Index, with seven of 10 provinces reporting a decline, shaving a point off the national index to 60.5.
Toronto/Montréal, April 13, 2015 As credit card fee reductions promised by Visa and MasterCard begin to take effect later this week, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) president Dan Kelly joined Finance Minister Joe Oliver at the Arts Market in Toronto today to announce new rules that will make sure small businesses see the promised savings.
Toronto/Montréal, April 8, 2015 TORONTO, April 8, 2015 – Small businesses are strong supporters of balanced budget legislation and commend Finance Minister Joe Oliver on his announcement today at the Economic Club of Canada.
Toronto/Montréal, March 26, 2015 Small business confidence warmed slightly in March, rising about a point and a half over February’s Business Barometer®. March saw a sentiment of guarded optimism in the energy-producing provinces and rising optimism in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec, yet the overall national reading of 61.5 still reflected a mood of uncertainty.
Toronto/Montréal, March 23, 2015 If you work in the private sector, you’re making up to $8,150 less per year, and working up to six hours more each week, than someone doing the same job for the government. This is one of several key findings from CFIB’s latest Wage Watch report, pointing to a huge wage and benefits advantage for public sector workers over the rest of us.
January 23, 2015 To wrap up Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, CFIB announced that the Hon. Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Minister of National Revenue, is the winner of the 2015 Golden Scissors Award, for a simple change to tax policy that will allow small businesses to file their payroll taxes less often.
Toronto/Montréal, January 20, 2015 On day two of Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) issued its annual report card, grading the provinces, territories and federal government on their commitment to red tape accountability. The report card looks at measurement, public reporting and political leadership.
Toronto/Montréal, January 19, 2015 To kick-off Red Tape Awareness Week, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) announced the winners for its annual Paperweight Award, citing the most egregious examples of government red tape on small businesses.
Montréal, January 15, 2015 Standard Life and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) are pleased to offer as of today PrimaPension – a new retirement savings solution designed specifically to meet the requirements of small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their employees.
The rules and paperwork that governments impose on small businesses cost billions of dollars annually. Now in its sixth year, Canada’s Red Tape Awareness WeekTM (January 19-23) will reveal whether things are getting better or worse for the entrepreneur.