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Canadian Federation of Independent Business Partners with Mastercard to Meet the Needs of Small Business

Regina, 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. The partnership demonstrates the benefits of electronic payments in Canada while helping to reduce the cost of acceptance for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who are members of the CFIB - Canada's largest organization representing SMEs.

Digital technologies growing more integral to small businesses, says CFIB

Regina, February 15, 2017 – The use of social media and other digital tools have become increasingly important in establishing and operating a small business in recent years, according to a survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), with over half of all small firms now utilising Facebook on a routine basis.

CFIB to MPs: Support the family succession bill

Regina, February 7, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is encouraging Members of Parliament to support Bill C 274, a Private Member's Bill put forward by the Honourable Guy Caron to amend the Income Tax Act as it pertains to the transfer of small businesses, family farms or fishing corporations. A vote on the bill is imminent.

CFIA earns Honourable Mention for national Golden Scissors Award

Regina, January 27, 2017 – On the final day of Red Tape Awareness Week®, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is pleased to award an Honourable Mention for the coveted Golden Scissors Award to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in recognition of its efforts to cut through a labyrinth of regulations for agri-businesses, and improve customer service, with the introduction of Ask CFIA.

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

Regina, January 27, 2017 – To close out Red Tape Awareness Week™ 2017, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (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

Regina, 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 WeekTM, 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-.

Sask small biz optimism sees slight increase in January; but hiring plans remain weak

Regina, January 26, 2017 – Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest monthly Business Barometer®, which reveals optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan increased slightly in January to an index of 55.0, up 1.0 points from 54.0 in December, remaining below the national average index of 60.1.

CFIB unveils 2017 Paperweight Awards to highlight outrageous red tape hassles weighing down small business

Regina, 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. Today, in one of the more popular items on the Red Tape Awareness WeekTM 2017 agenda, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released this year’s list of outrageous regulatory headaches for small businesses and most deserving of the ‘Paper

Canada’s red tape report card: Sask earns a B

Regina, 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 commends Manitoba Government on landmark announcement of one-for-one law

Regina, January 23, 2017 – Earlier today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) issued a red tape challenge to provincial and territorial governments to follow the example set federally and legislate a one-for-one law. CFIB commends Manitoba for becoming the first province to accept the challenge and commit to legislate a one-for-one law. At a media event today with the Hon. Deputy Premier Heather Stefanson, the Manitoba Government announced it would introduce legislation that would require at least one r

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

Regina, 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 reveals Canada-wide nominees for red tape reduction award; Two strong finalists from Saskatchewan

Regina, January 18, 2017 – In the lead-up to Red Tape Awareness Week™ 2017 (January 23-27), the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has announced the finalists for its Golden Scissors Award, which honours an elected official or others in government who have shown leadership and delivered meaningful results in cutting red tape for small business.

8th annual Red Tape Awareness Week kicks off January 23, 2017

Regina, January 17, 2017 – Entering its eighth year, Canada’s Red Tape Awareness Week™ (January 23-27) challenges governments to reduce the hidden tax of red tape for the good of all Canadians.

CFIB looks forward to working with new cabinet

Regina, 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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