Alberta entrepreneurs least confident in the country, CFIB

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ (CFIB) latest monthly Business Barometer survey results indicate Alberta’s small business optimism dropped 3.1 points in February to 56.3, moving the province’s national rank to the last place. Alberta trails behind the national index of 62.4 by 6.1 points. […]


Alberta entrepreneur confidence up a point

Reading Time: 1 minuteNovember Business Barometer survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) show a one-point uptick in Alberta’s small business optimism to 56.2; however, nationally Alberta’s position sits 3.1 points behind the national average of 59.3.

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Morinville ranks best in province for business-friendly taxes

Reading Time: 2 minutesMorinville holds a virtuous first place among Alberta municipalities for fair business tax rates, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

The CFIB released Dec. 7 Entrepreneurs Deserve Property Tax Fairness, a report targeting the “property tax gap,” the difference between residential owners pay and what commercial property owners are paying. […]

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Morinville middle of the pack of province’s overspenders, CFIB say

Reading Time: 2 minutesNot the best and not the worst, Morinville is in the middle of the pack in Canadian Federation of independent Business rankings of what it terms municipal overspending.

However, Morinville was ranked substantially worse than several neighbouring municipalities in the federation’s recently released Alberta Municipal Spending, 2015 report. […]