CFIB hands out their red tape awards ahead of red tape awareness week

Food truck bureaucracy and notices about notices topped the list of over-the-top regulations for 2018. Ahead of their annual Red Tape Awareness Week, running January 22 to 26, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) presented its annual Paperweight Awards, recognizing government departments and agencies responsible for extraordinary examples of excessive regulations the business group says hurts small businesses. […]


National Column: Ben Harper has time to change

The fallout from Ontario’s minimum wage increase this year – most notably the cynical stripping away of benefits and paid breaks for a number of Tim Hortons employees in Cobourg, Ont. – has revealed that Tims, a brand synonymous with community warmth may also be synonymous with corporate greed.