Following national trend but below the Canadian average, skills shortage still top constraint.
Business Barometer results buoyed by stronger levels in the Prairies.
Manufacturers among the companies with the strongest results.
Business Barometer shows manufacturing slips a little but still confident.
CFIB’s Business Barometer registers an almost five-point jump.
Manufacturers among the least confident during April’s slight decline.
The latest Business Barometer Index from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) shows confidence at 66 in February, up 0.8% from January.