Media Advisory - EI Training Tax Credit among CFIB pre-budget recommendations
for economic roundtable

TORONTO, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) will be representing Canada's small business community at today's pre-budget roundtable with parliamentary secretary to the minister of finance Ted Menzies.

Included among CFIB's budgetary requests is an Employment Insurance (EI) Training Tax Credit - an innovative, cost-effective measure which would reward business owners with an 'EI holiday' in return for the hiring and training of new employees.

"Canadian entrepreneurs have once again been instrumental in powering the economy through difficult times," noted CFIB president Catherine Swift, cautioning that, "in order for this to continue, we must ensure that Canada's business and economic climate does not impede the development of small businesses, but rather promotes growth and competitiveness."

Today's consultation will take place at the John MS Lecky UBC Boathouse, 7277 River Road, Richmond, BC.

To view CFIB's full pre-budget recommendations visit

SOURCE Canadian Federation of Independent Business

For further information: For further information: To arrange an interview with Catherine Swift, please contact either Adam Miller or Meghan Carrington at (416) 222-8022

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