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Canadians want voluntary options for retirement savings

Canadian workers and small businesses agree: mandated CPP/QPP increases are not the best way to save for retirement, according to a new poll and survey. Both groups are struggling to save for retirement, yet if given a choice, they express a strong preference for voluntary savings options such as RRSPs and TFSAs over mandated CPP/QPP increases.
 

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.
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