| ||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. |
| ||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.|
| ||A CFIB survey of Canadian small business owners finds that even though employers love their current workers, the quality of job applicants is slipping.|
| ||CFIB’s report Coming Up Short: Barriers to Apprenticeship and the Shortage of Labour examines apprenticeship systems from a small business perspective and shows that apprenticeship in Atlantic Canada is expensive, inflexible, and out of touch with business realities.|
| ||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.|