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Sask small biz optimism sees another modest gain in June

Regina, June 25, 2015 – Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest monthly Business Barometer®, which reveals optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan saw another modest gain with an index of 53.6 in June from 51.3 in May, but still below the national average index of 59.4.

University of Saskatchewan student joins CFIB’s Agri-business Team for prestigious internship

Regina, June 22, 2015 – The next generation of great Canadian policy minds has arrived at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Eight of the nation’s brightest students will undertake major policy research initiatives for CFIB as part of this year’s CFIB-Scotiabank Internship in Public Policy and Entrepreneurship program.

Win $500 for showing your #SmallBizLove

Regina, June 10, 2015 – Starting today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Interac are giving Canadians the chance to show their favourite small businesses some love, and win a $500 shopping spree, through the #SmallBizLove contest.

9 out of 10 small businesses want premiers to make free trade within Canada a priority

Regina, June 8, 2015 – CFIB is urging federal and provincial trade ministers to push hard for a new internal trade deal that removes trade barriers within Canada.

City employees make $6.43/hr more than the private sector

Regina, June 4, 2015 – Municipal government workers across Canada are making $6.43 more per hour on average in wages and benefits than their private sector counterparts – a gap of 22 per cent - according to the latest report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

Sask small biz optimism improves slightly in May

Regina, May 28, 2015 – 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 with an index of 51.3 in May from 50.0 in April, although below the national average index of 60.6.

Sask small biz optimism tightens in April; but general state of biz health stable

Regina, April 30, 2015 – Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest monthly Business Barometer®, which reveals optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan decreased slightly with an index of 50.0 in April from 52.7 in March, staying well below the national average index of 60.5.

CFIB gives 2015 budget an “A”: Big tax cut for small business

Regina, April 21, 2015 – According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), small business owners across the country will be thrilled to see several small business friendly measures in the 2015 budget, particularly the 18 per cent reduction in the small business corporate tax rate over the next four years. This builds on earlier announcements of Employment Insurance premium relief, new measures to address credit card fees and balanced budget legislation.

Sask small biz optimism holds steady in March

Regina, March 26, 2015 – Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest monthly Business Barometer®, which reveals optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan remained steady with an index of 52.7 in March, from 53.0 in February, staying well below the national average index of 61.5.

Public sector workers earn more, work less; Topping-up government wages and benefits costing taxpayers $20 billion per year

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 the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ latest Wage Watch report, pointing to a huge wage and benefits advantage for public sector workers over the rest of us.

Small biz pleased Sask budget is balanced; avoids tax hike

Regina, March 19, 2015 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) says Saskatchewan small business owners are pleased the 2015 provincial budget is balanced, controls spending and contains no tax hikes.

Sask small biz optimism falls to six year low in February; No appetite for tax hikes in 2015 Sask Budget

Regina, February 26, 2015 – Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest monthly Business Barometer®, which reveals optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan dropped to a six year low of 53.0 in February, from 55.1 in January, and well below the national average index of 59.1. The CFIB also released its small business 2015 pre-budget priorities for the upcoming provincial budget, which include a number of recommendations that will help fuel small business optimism.

Sask small biz optimism declines further in January; well below national average

Regina, January 29, 2015 – Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest monthly Business Barometer®, which reveals optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan fell slightly to an index of 55.1 in January, down from an index of 56.0 in December, and well below the national index of 63.5.

Canadian farmers burnt out by government red tape; 86% feel added stress – highest among business owners nation-wide

Regina, January 21, 2015 – Farmers are burnt out by excessive government regulations, confusing forms and bad customer service. These and other findings were released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), which also found that one-third of agri-business owners would not advise their children to start a business given the burden of government red tape.

Regulation costs Canadian businesses $37 billion a year: $1.1 billion in Sask

Regina, January 21, 2015 – Canada’s Red Tape Report, issued on day three of Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, revealed that the total cost of regulation to Canadian businesses has grown to $37.1 billion, up from $31.7 billion in 2012. In terms of time, businesses spent an average of 842 hours a year complying with government rules and paperwork in 2014. That figure was up 12 per cent from 2012. It costs Saskatchewan businesses $1.1 billion to comply with regulations from all levels of government, up from $960 million in 2012.

Red tape grades a mixed bag; Sask maintains “B"

Regina, January 20, 2015 – On day two of Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) issued its annual report card that revealed Saskatchewan maintained a grade of “B” for its commitment to red tape accountability. The report card looks at measurement, public reporting and political leadership.

King of the CASL: CRTC Chairman shares Paperweight crown; Splits dubious honour with Ontario Labour Minister, Quebec mayor

Regina, January 19, 2015 – To kick-off Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, 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.

Canada’s Red Tape Awareness Week™ is January 19-23

Regina, January 14, 2015 – 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 Week™ (January 19-23) will reveal whether things are getting better or worse for the entrepreneur.
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