CEBA press conference: CFIB available to comment

Toronto, September 25, 2023 –Jasmin Guenette, Vice-President of National Affairs at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), will be available tomorrow morning to comment on the recent changes to Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA). Guenette will be available to answer media questions during and after a press conference held by the Bloc Quebecois in Ottawa.

Small businesses are not happy with the 18-day extension to the forgivable deadline. According to CFIB’s latest data, 69% of small businesses that accessed the loan have not yet been able to repay any of it. 

CFIB is urging the government to further extend the forgivable CEBA deadline for an additional year to December 2024.

Date: September 26, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
Location: Room 135-B
West Block, Parliament Hill
111 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario

Accredited members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery can participate in the press conference in person and via Zoom. Media who are not members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery may contact to request temporary access.

For media enquiries or interviews, please contact:
Dariya Baiguzhiyeva, CFIB

About CFIB
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is Canada’s largest association of small and medium-sized businesses with 97,000 members across every industry and region. CFIB is dedicated to increasing business owners’ chances of success by driving policy change at all levels of government, providing expert advice and tools, and negotiating exclusive savings. Learn more at