November 14, 2013 If government workers were compensated at private sector norms, Canadian families would have an extra $3,110 per year to put towards their own retirement, according to analysis released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
Toronto, November 12, 2013 The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has opened nominations for its third annual Golden Scissors Award. This award recognizes individuals or teams of people who have demonstrated leadership and produced real results in cutting red tape for small businesses.
Whitehorse, November 4, 2013 Yukon tops the other territories but there is work to be done to make it competitive when it comes to small business-friendly tax systems, according to an updated report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
October 31, 2013 Greater Calgary and Saskatoon are once again the best major Canadian cities in which to run a business, according to the 2013 Communities in Boom report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). CFIB’s report recognizes those municipalities that truly embrace entrepreneurship by creating an environment in which businesses can thrive.
Toronto/Montréal, October 18, 2013 CFIB applauds the federal government for finalizing a free trade agreement with the European Union. Canadian small business owners have supported trade arrangements that can open new markets for Canadian goods and services and help Canadian small businesses to grow.
Toronto/Montréal, October 3, 2013 In response to recent reports that PEI Finance Minister Wes Sheridan has made a specific proposal to other finance ministers on hikes to Canada Pension Plan/Quebec Pension Plan (CPP/QPP) benefits and premiums, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is available for comment.
Toronto/Montréal, July 23, 2013 CFIB is disappointed the Competition Tribunal ruled against the case put forward by the Competition Bureau on Visa and MasterCard practices. Small businesses were hoping the case would be successful and provide merchants new powers to push back against rapidly rising fees imposed by Visa and MasterCard to process credit cards.
Whitehorse, June 18, 2013 Federal public employees who retire early are eligible to collect a “bridge benefit” (a temporary income top-up that ends when a retired public servant reaches the age of 65) which can be as much as $105,000 per retiree, according to a new study, The Case for Ending Early Retirement in the Public Sector, from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
Vancouver/Montréal, May 29, 2013 With municipal leaders from across the country gathering in Vancouver for the annual FCM conference, CFIB is calling on them to take action on municipal overspending. CFIB released a report showing that spending has grown more than three times the rate of population over the past 12 years in Canada’s three largest cities – Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver – and in Canadian municipalities overall.
Toronto/Montréal, May 16, 2013 The percentage of unfilled private sector jobs remained steady at 2.5% in the first quarter of 2013, representing approximately 295,000 full- and part-time jobs, according to data compiled by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
January 25, 2013 With Canada’s fourth annual Red Tape Awareness Week™ drawing to a close, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has awarded its Golden Scissors Award to the Hon. Gail Shea, Canada’s Minister of National Revenue.
January 23, 2013 For the second time in two years, the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Call Centre Business Helpline received a lacklustre grade of “C-“ from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) on Day 3 of Canada’s Red Tape Awareness WeekTM. While the accountability of CRA agents has improved, service standards and agent professionalism have declined.
Toronto/Montréal, January 18, 2013 With only a few days left until the start of Canada’s fourth annual Red Tape Awareness Week (Jan 21-25), the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has announced the finalists for its second Golden Scissors Award. The Award recognizes an individual who has successfully motivated or demonstrated leadership and courage, and produced meaningful and positive results in cutting red tape for small business.