| ||Just in time for budget season, "Canada’s Municipal Spending Watch 2015" shows that Canadian municipalities have already overspent to the tune of $68 billion over the last decade. |
| ||CFIB’s minimum wage myth-busting research reveals that minimum wage increases are not effective. Not only does a minimum wage increase kill jobs, minimum wage earners also do not receive the full benefits.|
| ||A CFIB survey of Canadian small business owners finds that even though employers love their current workers, the quality of job applicants is slipping.|
| ||Training is an essential tool for Canada’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The vast majority of Canada’s smallest businesses train their employees by investing $31,238 on average each year. That’s $1,907 per employee!
The federal and provincial governments must do more to encourage training and recognize the time, money and effort already spent by small businesses to make Canada’s labour force the best in the world.|
| ||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.|