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Small biz disappointed no measures introduced to help mitigate impact of annual minimum wage increases; Retail and hospitality sectors will be hardest hit by minimum wage hike

Regina, April 3, 2014 – Regina, March 31, 2014 –The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) says the government’s decision to increase the province’s minimum wage will hit the retail and hospitality sectors the hardest. “We are disappointed the provincial government did not introduce measures to mitigate the impact of the annually indexed minimum wage,” said Marilyn Braun-Pollon, CFIB’s vice president, Prairie & Agri-business.

Sask small biz optimism rebounds in March; hiring plans strongest in Canada

Regina, March 27, 2014 – Regina, March 27, 2014 - Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest monthly Business Barometer®, which reveals optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan strengthened to an index of 66.4 in March, from 63.6 in February. While optimism has not yet regained all ground lost since November’s index of 71.4, Saskatchewan small business owners’ hiring plans are the strongest recorded since measurement began in 2009.

CFIB pleased Sask budget is balanced, controls spending and avoids tax hike

Regina, March 20, 2014 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) says Saskatchewan small business owners will be pleased the 2014 provincial budget is balanced, controls spending and contains no tax hikes.

Sask small biz optimism stalls in February; CFIB releases pre-budget priorities for 2014 Sask budget

Regina, February 27, 2014 – Regina, February 27, 2014 - Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest monthly Business Barometer®, which reveals optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan showed little change at an index of 63.6 in February, from 63.7 in January. Optimism in Saskatchewan holds at its lowest level in three years and continues to be below the national index of 64.4.

Cities take almost double what they claim, still cry poor; New report shatters municipal “8 cent” myth ahead of mayors’ meeting

Regina, February 24, 2014 – Regina, February 24, 2014 – As the country’s big city mayors prepare to meet in Ottawa this week, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has released a new report that shows municipal governments are consistently misrepresenting how much tax money ends up in their coffers. CFIB also plans to present to Regina City Council this evening regarding the proposed 2014 Operating Budget and raise small business owners’ concerns with the largest property tax hike in decades.

Entrepreneurs rank Sask gov’t 1st on small business vision; Potential hike of education taxes in Sask budget could jeopardize ranking

Regina, February 19, 2014 – Regina, February 19, 2014 – New survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) reveal dramatic differences in how confident small businesses are that their provincial governments have a vision to support entrepreneurship and small business. Saskatchewan led the pack and were the most positive about their provincial government’s vision for small business.

Tax talk puts ‘chill’ on Sask small biz confidence; 78 per cent oppose increasing education taxes to fund infrastructure

Regina, February 7, 2014 – Regina, Feb 7, 2014 - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is raising its serious concerns with Premier Wall’s comments made this week at the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) convention regarding the potential of raising education property taxes in the upcoming provincial budget to help pay for infrastructure projects.

Canada’s worst red tape offenders named: Temporary Foreign Worker Program, Multi-Material British Columbia joint winners of first annual Paperweight Award

January 31, 2014 – This year’s first Paperweight Award goes to two programs that run neck-and-neck in making life even harder for small businesses through ridiculous rules and red tape: The federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC).

Sask’s 2014 Red Tape Report Card Grade Improves to “B”

Regina, January 31, 2014 – Regina, January 28, 2014 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its 4th annual Red Tape Report Card today that revealed Saskatchewan’s grade improved to a “B” from a “C” last year.

Little city, big idea: Langford, B.C., wins national Golden Scissors Award

January 30, 2014 – The Mayor and City Council for Langford, British Columbia, population 29,000, are the winners of the 2014 Golden Scissors Award for their simple but transformative initiative of making business licenses permanent. CFIB officially presented the award to Mayor Stew Young today to mark the fourth day of Red Tape Awareness WeekTM.

Small businesses welcome federal red tape legislation

Toronto/Montréal, January 29, 2014 – Half-way through Red Tape Awareness Week, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) applauds the federal government for introducing new legislation that will reduce the red tape burden on small businesses.

CFIA rules cost Canadian farmers $657 million a year

January 29, 2014 – For the first time, the cost of complying with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) regulations has been calculated, totaling $657 million each year for Canada’s farmers and agriculture industry. As part of Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, CFIB presents these findings in its second CFIA Report Card.

The grades are in: Red tape progress across Canada is a mixed bag

Toronto/Montréal, January 28, 2014 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its 4th annual Red Tape Report Card today, and the grades were all over the map.

Canadians stressed out by government paperwork: Poll

Toronto/Montréal, January 27, 2014 – As the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) launches its fifth annual Red Tape Awareness Week™, a new report estimates the cost of some of the most common regulatory headaches for Canadians to be at least $10 billion a year.
 

National “Paperweight” Award finalists announced

Toronto/Montréal, January 24, 2014 – With Canada’s fifth annual Red Tape Awareness WeekTM (January 27 – 31) just around the corner, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has announced the finalists for its new Paperweight Award.
 

Third annual national Golden Scissors Award finalists announced

Toronto/Montréal, January 23, 2014 – With Canada’s Red Tape Awareness Week (January 27 – 31) kicking off in just a few days, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is pleased to announce the national finalists for its third annual Golden Scissors Award.

Canada’s 5th annual Red Tape Awareness Week™ coming January 27–31

Toronto/Montréal, January 22, 2014 – The endless rules that governments impose on Canadians and small businesses alike cost billions of hidden tax dollars annually. Now in its fifth year, Canada’s Red Tape Awareness Week™ aims to demonstrate how real the red tape burden is for business owners and ordinary Canadians, and where we are in the effort to reduce that burden.
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