Federal budget 2022: CFIB available to comment

Toronto, April 6, 2022 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) will be available for comment prior to and after the release of the federal budget tomorrow. CFIB president Dan Kelly, senior vice-president of national affairs Corinne Pohlmann and vice-president of national affairs Jasmin Guenette will be in Ottawa on April 7 to discuss the federal budget and small businesses.

Small businesses are still struggling with labour shortages, decreased revenue and supply chain issues. More than nine in 10 (94%) businesses say their costs have increased at a time when they can scarcely afford it. 

CFIB has made several recommendations to the federal government urging it to keep small businesses at the centre of Budget 2022, including:

  1. Ensure that the cost of doing business does not increase and reduce red tape.
  2. Prioritize policies that help with labour shortages.
  3. Control government spending and set a timeframe to balance the budget.
  4. Make sure the COVID-19 relief measures and other policies support small businesses on the path to recovery.

Read CFIB’s full pre-budget submission for more details.

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 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.