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May 28, 2018, 07:00 ET Time running out as tax changes loom

Federal government's new passive investment rules threaten to penalize small business OTTAWA, May 28, 2018 /CNW/ - As the Budget Implementation Act makes its way through the House of Commons, the...


May 02, 2018, 06:00 ET The real cost of road work: 65,000 Canadian businesses taking a major hit

CFIB calls on municipalities to start compensating these businesses now TORONTO, May 2, 2018 /CNW/ - Lower sales, higher costs, added stress and even closure are just a few of the devastating...


Apr 19, 2018, 11:49 ET Comeau decision disappoints Canadian business by continuing to allow interprovincial trade barriers

TORONTO, April 19, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is disappointed the Supreme Court has ruled against Mr. Comeau this morning. While some progress was made, this...


Mar 13, 2018, 07:00 ET A record 399,000 job vacancies in Q4 2017

TORONTO, March 13, 2018 /CNW/ - The number of job vacancies reached a new high in Q4 2017, totalling 399,000 jobs left unfilled in Canada's private sector, according to CFIB's latest Help Wanted...


Mar 08, 2018, 14:23 ET PBO report shows tax changes remain costly and deeply confusing

CFIB urges government to delay implementation OTTAWA, March 8, 2018 /CNW/ - The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO)'s report on income sprinkling released today confirms what groups like the Canadian...


Mar 05, 2018, 07:00 ET CFIB partners with Chase to deliver lower credit card fees for small business

Savings on American Express transactions exclusive for small business TORONTO, March 5, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Chase Merchant Services (Chase)...


Feb 27, 2018, 16:44 ET 2018 Federal Budget: Slightly less bad for small business

OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) reported today that the 2018 federal budget may be somewhat less harmful than originally expected, but will not...


Feb 26, 2018, 07:00 ET New data released today by CFIB - Small business holding breath over changes to passive investment rules in federal budget

TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - On the eve of the federal budget, new survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) show that small business owners remain very concerned...


Feb 21, 2018, 07:00 ET Costs of CPP hike could be 4.5x greater than government projections

New analysis shows 64,000 fewer jobs by mid-2020s TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2018 /CNW/ - The federal government has likely underestimated the negative impact on jobs of the planned Canada Pension Plan (CPP)...


Feb 14, 2018, 07:00 ET Addressing unclear and unfair tax changes still top priority for business in upcoming federal budget

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - Tax fairness for small businesses and the need for greater clarity around a suite of proposed tax changes are top of mind for business owners across the country heading ...


Feb 12, 2018, 07:38 ET Small businesses need tax fairness, innovation and training support in 2018 federal budget

Skyrocketing labour costs leaving young workers in the lurch OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Fairer tax measures and incentives for innovation and youth hiring are at the top of small business owners'...


Jan 24, 2018, 07:00 ET Provinces and Feds challenged to ensure Canadian Free Trade Agreement reduces red tape

CFIB's Red Tape Challenge 2018: resolve at least three regulatory barriers to internal trade TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - As part of its annual Red Tape Awareness Week™, the Canadian Federation of...


Jan 23, 2018, 07:00 ET Red tape report card: BC, Quebec, and Manitoba head of the class; Alberta lags behind

TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - As the centrepiece of Red Tape Awareness WeekTM (Jan. 22-26), the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) today released the 2018 Red Tape Report Card, its...


Jan 22, 2018, 06:00 ET Nearly one third of the $36 billion cost of regulation in Canada is unnecessary red tape

Small businesses pay five times more per employee than larger businesses TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - The overall cost of regulation for Canadian businesses is $36.2 billion, $10 billion of which...


Jan 19, 2018, 10:00 ET CFIB nominates 10 "Red Tape Warriors"

Golden Scissors Award honours politicians and public servants for reducing red tape TORONTO, Jan. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - In advance of Red Tape Awareness Week 2018, the Canadian Federation of Independent...


Jan 18, 2018, 07:00 ET Food truck bureaucracy and notices about notices: CFIB shines light on over-the-top regulations for 2018

Business owners invited to vote on silly red tape stories in Canada TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2018 /CNW/ - Ahead of Red Tape Awareness Week™ 2018 (January 22-26) the Canadian Federation of Independent...


Jan 16, 2018, 10:00 ET Red Tape Awareness Week shines light on the cost of excessive regulation

TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - CFIB's ninth annual Red Tape Awareness Week, from January 22-26, is showing the cost and impact of excessive regulation and congratulating those working to reduce red...


Dec 13, 2017, 14:52 ET Despite some improvements, new income sprinkling rules still a lump of coal for small business

Changes moving forward even as new Senate report recommends scrapping or delaying changes TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is disappointed with...


Dec 12, 2017, 06:00 ET Job vacancies reach new heights; 361,700 jobs left unfilled in Canada

TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - The combination of a growing economy and a dearth of skilled workers has created a labour shortage of approximately 361,700 jobs—the highest number of unfilled private...


Dec 11, 2017, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- CFIB asks provincial finance ministers to join call to delay new small business tax rules/

Income sharing changes go into effect in three weeks with no detail for small business owners TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - As Canada's finance ministers begin their meeting in Ottawa, the Canadian...


Dec 10, 2017, 08:30 ET CFIB asks provincial finance ministers to join call to delay new small business tax rules

Income sharing changes go into effect in three weeks with no detail for small business owners TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - As Canada's finance ministers begin their meeting in Ottawa, the Canadian...


Dec 07, 2017, 06:00 ET Small business gives CRA a 'C' grade for service

Tax complexity, response times continue to be significant concerns OTTAWA, Dec. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - The majority of small businesses say the Canada Revenue Agency's performance is merely satisfactory,...


Dec 06, 2017, 06:00 ET Comeau case highlights larger domestic trade barriers, say Canadian Chamber and CFIB

Supreme Court to hear case about transportation of alcohol across provincial borders this week OTTAWA, Dec. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case this week which could...


Nov 30, 2017, 06:00 ET Business Barometer®: Confidence among small businesses inches up in November

TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2017 /CNW/ - As we head into the holiday season, small business optimism in Canada is showing signs of improvement, according to the latest Business Barometer® survey, released...


Nov 09, 2017, 07:00 ET CFIB and Northbridge Insurance partner to protect small businesses

TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is proud to announce that it has chosen Northbridge Insurance as its exclusive commercial insurance partner to...