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News Manufacturing Economy General
October 29, 2020  

Small business confidence wanes as COVID-19 cases rise

Still haven’t recovered from the first wave of COVID-19 lockdown measures, 37% reporting they’re losing money every day.

News Economy General
September 24, 2020  

Small business 12-month outlook holds at 59.2 on CFIB index

Three-month Business Barometer outlook considerably more pessimistic at 39.7 over the year-long outlook.

News Manufacturing Economy General
June 29, 2020  

Small business confidence increases slightly in June: CFIB

Many fear future COVID-19 outbreaks could renew closures and interruptions.

News Manufacturing Economy General
June 18, 2020  

Canada is second in foreign direct investment confidence: Survey

Focus on often-overlooked Canadian market reflects a back-to-developed economies for larger, more stable markets.

News Manufacturing General
May 28, 2020  

Small business confidence flat in May: CFIB

Thirty-nine per cent of reporting manufacturing firms identified business health as bad.

News Manufacturing Economy General
March 25, 2020  

COVID-19 sapping the confidence of small business

CFIB Business Barometer tumbles 29 points to historic low in March.

News Manufacturing General
February 27, 2020  

Small manufacturers’ confidence edges up in February: CFIB

Following national trend but below the Canadian average, skills shortage still top constraint.

News Government Manufacturing General
October 22, 2019  

Election 2019: Liberals knocked backed to a minority government

Trudeau asserts that the October 21 results give him “a clear mandate.”

News Government Manufacturing General
October 22, 2019  

Election 2019: Trudeau wins with minority, so what happens next?

Will need the support of at least one other party to pass legislation in Parliament.

News Manufacturing Economy General
January 31, 2019  

Small business confidence rises, but behind 2018 levels: CFIB

Manufacturing was down 1.5 points from a 58 in December.

News Manufacturing General
January 29, 2019  

Concern heightened among Canadian manufacturers over US protectionism

Outlook 2019 study shows they’re expecting business to be good, but confidence has tumbled since last year.

News Manufacturing Economy General
May 7, 2018  

Business leaders’ confidence sours on Canadian economy: survey

Conference Board of Canada confidence index falls to lowest level in six quarters.

News Manufacturing Economy
November 2, 2016  

Consumer confidence plummets in October: Conference Board

In every region they’re less likely to buy big-ticket items such as cars or homes.

News Energy Operations Sustainability
October 30, 2013  

Ontario PCs to test confidence of the Liberal government

Non-binding motion would gauge Wynne governments standing with legislature.

News Manufacturing Business Operations
December 5, 2012  

Small, medium businesses less confident in November: CFIB

Manufacturing, natural resources, business services unusually low.