Research

  As a member of CFIB, you join a community of small business owners who benefit from the collective clout of 107,000 members.
 

Municipal workers get richer as cities cry poor

A CFIB analysis released in advance of the annual conference of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) reveals that if city workers in Canada were paid in line with private sector norms, municipalities across the country would save $3.4 billion each year.
 

CRA performance gets a “C” grade from small business

CFIB’s latest CRA report card shows that despite laudable service improvements at the CRA, small business owners are generally not aware of many of these improvements, suggesting that the agency could do a better job of getting the good word out.
 

Regulation costs Canadian businesses $37.1 billion a year

A CFIB report released during Red Tape Awareness Week™ shows that the total cost of regulation to Canadian businesses has grown from $31.7 billion in 2012 to $37.1 billion in 2014.
 

Municipal overspending costs Canadian households $7,800

Canada’s Municipal Spending Watch provides a snapshot of extravagance at municipalities across the country. The report pegs the total cost of municipal overspending nationwide at over $7,800 per household over 12 years.
 

Municipalities are richer than they think

As the country’s big city mayors prepare to meet in Ottawa this week, CFIB has released a new report that shows municipal governments are consistently misrepresenting how much tax money ends up in their coffers.
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