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News Government General
May 21, 2020  

Trudeau asks commercial landlords to help tenants through new program

Business groups warn of leery landlords unlikely to take part in the program.

News Government General
April 28, 2020  

Nearly 10,000 businesses apply for wage subsidy in first hours: Trudeau

Federal officials unable to say how many workers receiving the CERB may be rehired through the wage subsidy.

News Government General
October 23, 2018  

Small businesses call for quick end to rotating strikes at Canada Post

Small firms rely on Canada post to deliver advertising material, cheques.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
March 15, 2017  

Hopes high for budget aimed at boosting high-tech job skills, expertise

Ottawa has committed $73 million over four years to ensure education is aligned with the tech-related needs of the job market.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
July 6, 2016  

CPP expansion without business consultation “irresponsible”: CFIB

Three-quarters of survey respondents say there are better ways to encourage Canadians to save for retirement.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General Operations Production
July 16, 2015  

Lobby group launches petition against minimum wage hike in Alberta

NDP have pledged to raise the wage by a dollar this fall and continue with increases until it reaches $15 an hour by 2018.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General Operations
June 9, 2015  

Federal, provincial ministers to discuss interprovincial trade

CFIB calls for a national agreement to eliminate what it calls “artificial barriers.”

News Government Manufacturing Economy General Operations Production
March 23, 2015  

Topping-up government wages costs taxpayers $20B per year: CFIB

Federal, provincial or municipal employees make up to 37% more than someone doing the same job in the private sector.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations
December 8, 2014  

Ontario sets mandatory pension plan in motion

Plan would require employers and employees to each contribute 1.9% of a worker’s salary, up to $1,643 a year

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
September 10, 2014  

CFIB says spending out of control in Manitoba municipalities

Report suggests the province’s largest municipalities have increased spending three times the rate of population growth.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
August 22, 2014  

New CRA mobile app eases tax pain for SMEs

Application allows business owners to create reminders and alerts for payments, returns and remittances.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations
March 12, 2014  

Labour shortages worse for smaller businesses: CFIB

Help Wanted report cites 296,000 job vacancies across Canada in Q4.

News Manufacturing General
February 27, 2014  

Optimism builds among small business owners: CFIB

Barometer edges up in February, building on a 1.7 point gain in January

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy
January 30, 2014  

Small biz more positive in January: CFIB

Manufacturing shows gains in confidence, more hiring planned.

News General
December 11, 2013  

Canadians say CPP/QPP hikes are not the answer

Proposals on the table at finance ministers’ meeting not supported by the public.