Canadian Federation of Independent Business

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 sector 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.

Contact Information:
Milena Stanoeva
T: 416-222-8022 ext. 2224
public.affairs@cfib.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CFIB/
Twitter: @cfib

Latest

Jun 13, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- National Pharmacare must not impose new costs and taxes on small business/

TORONTO, June 12, 2019 /CNW/ - While small business owners are open to the idea of a national single-payer Pharmacare system in Canada, as recommended today by the Advisory Council on the...


Jun 12, 2019, 15:48 ET National Pharmacare must not impose new costs and taxes on small business

TORONTO, June 12, 2019 /CNW/ - While small business owners are open to the idea of a national single-payer Pharmacare system in Canada, as recommended today by the Advisory Council on the...


Jun 12, 2019, 07:00 ET Canada's job vacancies rate sets new record: 435,000 jobs go unfilled in Q1 2019

TORONTO, June 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's private sector job vacancy rate advanced again in the first quarter of the year, reaching 3.3 per cent, up 0.1 percentage point from the previous quarter,...


Jun 10, 2019, 11:57 ET National single-use plastics ban needs to include study on economic impacts

TORONTO, June 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The federal government must conduct a thorough economic impact assessment before taking steps to implement a national single-use plastics ban, says the Canadian...


Jun 05, 2019, 07:00 ET Small business platform outlines make-or-break issues for small firms in upcoming federal election

TORONTO, June 5, 2019 /CNW/ - Small business owners are speaking out about the issues that matter most to them in the upcoming federal election and asking all parties to commit to policies that...


May 31, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Too little, too late: Carbon tax rebate a drop in the bucket for small firms/

TORONTO, May 30, 2019 /CNW/ - The Carbon Action Incentive Fund announced today by the federal government will do little to relieve small businesses of the financial burden imposed by the carbon tax,...


May 30, 2019, 11:45 ET Too little, too late: Carbon tax rebate a drop in the bucket for small firms

TORONTO, May 30, 2019 /CNW/ - The Carbon Action Incentive Fund announced today by the federal government will do little to relieve small businesses of the financial burden imposed by the carbon tax,...


May 29, 2019, 07:00 ET Canada Training Benefit could be boon for small business - or a bust

TORONTO, May 29, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canada Training Benefit announced in the 2019 federal budget could be a disaster for small businesses if it is implemented without consideration to their needs,...


May 17, 2019, 16:52 ET End of steel, aluminum, and retaliatory tariffs welcome news to small businesses

TORONTO, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is pleased by today's announcement that the Canadian and U.S. governments have ended steel and aluminum tariffs...


May 10, 2019, 11:00 ET Small businesses welcome CRA expansion of Liaison Officer service

TORONTO, May 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) expansion of the Liaison Officer service, announced today, is a positive step in improving the customer service small business owners...


May 09, 2019, 07:00 ET Federal labour proposals pose staffing and red tape concerns for small businesses

Proposed changes borrow from former Ontario Bill 148 and may set tone for other provinces OTTAWA, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - The labour law changes being looked at by the federal government pose serious...


May 01, 2019, 07:00 ET One month in, small businesses are still in the dark about carbon tax rebates

TORONTO, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Small businesses have gone a full month without information about the grants and rebates promised to them under the federal carbon tax in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario...


Apr 03, 2019, 07:00 ET Canada's top cities for entrepreneurship: Whitehorse, Winkler and Victoriaville lead the way

TORONTO, April 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Whitehorse (YT), Winkler (MB) and Victoriaville (QC) were named the top three communities in Canada for entrepreneurship in 2018 by the Canadian Federation of...


Mar 27, 2019, 07:00 ET Countdown to federal carbon tax: Small businesses still have many unanswered questions

CFIB urges government to cancel the tax and work with provinces on customized approaches to climate change TORONTO, March 27, 2019 /CNW/ - With less than a week until the federal carbon tax is...


Mar 20, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Federal budget: Little relief from rising small business taxes/

Canada Training Benefit requires stronger link to employer needs OTTAWA, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is disappointed that the 2019 federal budget...


Mar 19, 2019, 17:10 ET Federal budget: Little relief from rising small business taxes

Canada Training Benefit requires stronger link to employer needs OTTAWA, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is disappointed that the 2019 federal budget...


Mar 19, 2019, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY - Federal budget 2019: CFIB available to comment on small business perspective/

OTTAWA, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is available to comment on Tuesday's federal budget announcement. CFIB has asked the government to take actions...


Mar 18, 2019, 12:19 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - Federal budget 2019: CFIB available to comment on small business perspective

OTTAWA, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is available to comment on Tuesday's federal budget announcement. CFIB has asked the government to take actions...


Feb 25, 2019, 07:00 ET Labour shortages ease for first time since 2016 but 409,000 jobs remained unfilled in Q4 2018

TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2019 /CNW/ - The national job vacancy rate eased slightly to 3.1 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2018, down 0.1 per cent since the previous quarter, according to the Canadian...


Feb 12, 2019, 07:00 ET Small firms to pay almost half of the federal carbon tax; get 7 per cent back

New survey data reveals 80 per cent of small firms will be able pass on less than one quarter of new costs TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - The majority of small businesses in Saskatchewan, Manitoba,...


Jan 24, 2019, 06:00 ET Red tape warriors hailed with Golden Scissors Awards

CFIB's 10th Red Tape Awareness Week™ showcases leaders fighting red tape TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Former President of the Treasury Board Scott Brison, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Nova Scotia...


Jan 23, 2019, 07:00 ET Red Tape Challenge 2019: Time for municipalities to clear the clutter

CFIB calls on local governments to commit to one-in-one-out policy to control red tape TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2019 /CNW/ - As part of its 10th annual Red Tape Awareness Week™, the Canadian Federation of...


Jan 22, 2019, 07:00 ET CFIB's Red Tape Report Card hands out record number of As

Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia lead the pack, but lots of work left to do TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - After ten years of helping federal and provincial governments understand the...


Jan 21, 2019, 07:00 ET CFIB Paperweight "Awards": Warm plates, hazardous hand soap, and the Weed-Which-Must-Not-be-Named

CFIB's 10th Red Tape Awareness Week™ showcases some of the worst government regulations and customer service TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - To kick off its 10th Red Tape Awareness Week™, the Canadian ...


Jan 17, 2019, 07:00 ET Who will win the 2019 Golden Scissors Awards?

CFIB presents past year's top governments and public servants who reduced excessive red tape TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - In advance of the 10th annual Red Tape Awareness Week™, the Canadian...