Throne Speech 2019: CFIB available to comment on behalf of small business owners

Toronto, December 5, 2019 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is available to comment on today’s Throne Speech from the federal government on behalf of Canada’s small and medium-sized businesses.

CFIB has asked the new government to make small business a major focus of its mandate. To do that, the government should:

  • Make it as easy to sell a small business to a family member as it is to a stranger
  • Work with the provinces to reduce interprovincial trade barriers, particularly on beer and wine
  • Deliver on its election promise to eliminate credit card processing fees on HST and GST
  • Put in place a plan to balance the budget within the next five years

Dan Kelly (President), Corinne Pohlmann (Senior Vice-President, National Affairs) and Jasmin Guénette (Vice-President, National Affairs) will be available to comment on the Throne Speech.

For media inquiries or interviews, please contact:
Milena Stanoeva, CFIB

About CFIB
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is Canada’s largest association of small and medium-sized businesses with 110,000 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