Less than 1% of the $22B in federal carbon tax revenues have been returned to small businesses, CFIB says

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is calling on the federal government to reconsider the federal carbon pricing backstop. Despite collecting billions in carbon tax revenues, the federal government has returned less than 1% of promised proceeds to small businesses while planning to increase the tax by 23 per cent to $65 per tonne on Apr. 1.  […]


Alberta tops CFIB’s Red Tape Report for 2023

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its 13th Annual Red Tape Report Card Wednesday morning,  part of the business advocacy group’s Red Tape Awareness Week. […]


Government of Canada’s passport mess wins CFIB Paperweight Award

Service Canada is the recipient of this year’s Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ (CFIB) Paperweight Award for the delays, wait times, and long timelines that held up the passport process for hundreds of thousands of Canadians looking to travel over the past year.  […]


Booze to take a hike this spring

April 1, 2023, will see a significant increase in tax on beer, wine and spirits, but it’s no April Fool’s Day joke, according to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation lobby group, who are calling on the federal government to end the tax.  […]


Feds contributing $7 million to modernize Legal Arena and Curling Club

The Town of Legal is receiving $7,159,360 from the Government of Canada through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program to modernize its arena and curling club. Randy Boissonault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, made the announcement Monday. Legal’s contribution to the project is $1,789,840. […]


CTF and CFIB critical of fed’s economic update

Shortly after Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland released the federal government’s 2022 Fall Economic Statement, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) offered criticism, but in different directions.  […]