Trudeau asks commercial landlords to help tenants through new program
Business groups warn of leery landlords unlikely to take part in the program.
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.
Small businesses call for quick end to rotating strikes at Canada Post
Small firms rely on Canada post to deliver advertising material, cheques.
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.
CPP expansion without business consultation “irresponsible”: CFIB
Three-quarters of survey respondents say there are better ways to encourage Canadians to save for retirement.
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.
Federal, provincial ministers to discuss interprovincial trade
CFIB calls for a national agreement to eliminate what it calls “artificial barriers.”
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.
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
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.
New CRA mobile app eases tax pain for SMEs
Application allows business owners to create reminders and alerts for payments, returns and remittances.
Labour shortages worse for smaller businesses: CFIB
Help Wanted report cites 296,000 job vacancies across Canada in Q4.
Optimism builds among small business owners: CFIB
Barometer edges up in February, building on a 1.7 point gain in January
Small biz more positive in January: CFIB
Manufacturing shows gains in confidence, more hiring planned.
Canadians say CPP/QPP hikes are not the answer
Proposals on the table at finance ministers’ meeting not supported by the public.