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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.