Toronto, August 6, 2021 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is concerned about the impact a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) strike will have on small businesses, which are still struggling with COVID-19. Currently, only 35 per cent of businesses are making normal sales and only 18 per cent say they have fully recovered from the pandemic.
A strike at the border would have a negative impact on the movement of people and goods at a time when many businesses are already dealing with major supply chain challenges, growing labour shortages and reduced sales. They cannot afford to lose any more business because of delays at the border, and Canada’s economic recovery cannot take another setback.
CFIB urges the federal government to work on a timely resolution that avoids costly disruption at the border.
- Corinne Pohlmann, Senior Vice-President of National Affairs, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
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The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is Canada’s largest association of small- and medium-sized businesses with 95,000 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 cfib.ca.