CFIB available for comment on new trade deal

TORONTO, April 6, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) will be reacting to the announcement on Friday of a new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) between the federal, provincial and territorial governments. In recognition of this achievement, CFIB will be presenting the trade ministers with Special Edition Golden Scissors Awards, the first time this honor has been bestowed outside of CFIB’s annual Red Tape Awareness Week-TM.

The presentation of the awards will occur directly after the announcement of the CFTA. Laura Jones, Executive Vice-President at CFIB, and Corinne Pohlmann, Senior Vice-President of National Affairs and Partnerships, will both be available for comment.


Event:      CFIB’s reaction to the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) and presentation of the Special Edition Golden Scissors Awards

Date:        Friday, April 7th

Time:        2:00pm (after the minister’s announcement that begins at 1:00pm)

Location: Ontario Investment and Trade Centre (250 Yonge Street, 35th floor, Toronto)


To arrange an interview with Laura Jones or Corinne Pohlmann, please contact Kiara Morrissey at 416-222-8022, 647-464-2814 or

CFIB is Canada’s largest association of small and medium-sized businesses with 109,000 members across every sector and region.