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Sask small biz optimism improves slightly in April

Regina, April 28, 2016 – Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest monthly Business Barometer®, which reveals optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan improved slightly in April to 48.8, up 1.8 points from 47.0 in March, but still below the national average index of 59.2.

Time to reform municipal sick day policies

Regina, April 14, 2016 – A new report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) shows some big-city sick day policies are costly and unfair as municipal government employees can bank unused sick days while most private sector employees cannot.

CFIB statement on provincial election

Regina, April 5, 2016 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) congratulates Brad Wall and the Saskatchewan Party on their election win, and offers its sincere appreciation to candidates from all parties who put their names forward.

Party leaders respond to small biz election issues; mixed bag of commitments

Regina, March 30, 2016 – With the Saskatchewan election less than one week away, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is releasing the results of its 2016 Leaders’ Survey on Small Business Issues. Party leaders responded to questions on key issues including balanced labour laws, sustainable spending, red tape reduction, improving roads/infrastructure and a competitive tax environment.

2016 budget breaks election promise to small business

Regina, March 22, 2016 – Regina, March 22, 2016 – In reacting to the 2016 federal budget presented today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is deeply troubled that the federal government broke an election commitment to middle class small business owners across the country.

Fraud cost small businesses $6,200 last year

Regina, March 17, 2016 – Fraud is a major threat to the Canadian small business community, hitting victimized small businesses an average of $6,200 in financial costs in the past year, according to a groundbreaking new Canadian Federation of independent Business (CFIB) report.

Sask Election: Don’t overlook small business

Regina, March 10, 2016 – With the Saskatchewan election underway, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is urging party leaders to pay close attention to small business priorities.

Fraud hits one in five small businesses

Regina, March 2, 2016 – – Fraudsters have scammed 20 per cent of Canadian small businesses in the past year. This alarming finding is contained in a first-of-its-kind report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

Sask small biz optimism drops in February

Regina, February 25, 2016 – Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest monthly Business Barometer®, which reveals optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan dropped in February to an index of 52.4, down from 58.7 in January, now below the national average index of 54.7.

Sask small biz optimism up again in January

Regina, January 28, 2016 – Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest monthly Business Barometer®, which reveals optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan increased again in January to an index of 58.7, up from 56.3 in December, remaining above the the national average index of 54.3.

Quebec ministers win national Golden Scissors Award for cutting red tape on small businesses; Sask receives Honourable Mention

Regina, January 22, 2016 – To close out Red Tape Awareness Week™, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) announced this morning that Quebec ministers Sam Hamad, and Jean-Denis Girard, are joint winners of the Golden Scissors award for leading and implementing measures to reduce red tape on small businesses.

Canadian farmers continue to bear the brunt of red tape

Regina, January 21, 2016 – Government rules and paperwork continue to hit farmers even harder than other small business owners, according to survey data released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), on day four of Red Tape Awareness WeekTM.

Halifax ‘patio police’ win red tape crown for burdening small business

Regina, January 20, 2016 – – On the third day of Red Tape Awareness Week™, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) announced the winners of its annual Paperweight Award, citing the worst examples of government agencies and departments at all levels that are holding back small businesses with misguided rules, hard-to-follow processes and bad customer service.

Canada’s red tape report card: Saskatchewan maintains “B”

Regina, January 19, 2016 – On day two of 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 measurement, public reporting and political leadership.

Red tape at Canada-US border discouraging small biz from trade

Regina, January 18, 2016 – Red tape has one-third of Canadian small businesses thinking twice about trading across the U.S. border, according to a new report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) on day one of Red Tape Awareness Week™.

CFIB reveals Canada-wide nominees for red tape reduction award; Two finalists from Saskatchewan

Regina, January 15, 2016 – In the lead-up to Red Tape Awareness Week™ (January 18-22), the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has announced the finalists for the 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.

CFIB announces finalists for Canada’s worst red-tape stories

Regina, January 14, 2016 – In the lead-up to Red Tape Awareness Week™ (January 18-22), the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has announced the finalists for its Paperweight Award, which is given annually to government agencies and departments that are holding back small businesses with misguided rules, hard-to-follow processes and bad customer service.

Red Tape Awareness Week™ (January 18-22) to spotlight $11 billion impact of government red tape on small business

Regina, January 13, 2016 – Government red tape is an $11 billion hidden tax that affects small businesses much more than larger firms. Entering its seventh year, Canada’s Red Tape Awareness Week™ (January 18-22) will look at which governments are making progress and which are lagging when it comes to reducing unnecessary rules and paperwork on entrepreneurs.
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