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CFIB urges feds to not raise CPP as businesses struggle

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is sounding the alert on a forthcoming increase to Canada Pension Plan (CPP) premiums it says will hurt its members, one in three of whom they say are losing money each day they are open. Seventy per cent of the federation’s members are opposed to an increase in payroll taxes as part of the federal government’s economic recovery plan. […]

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Business optimism slightly up in February, CFIB says

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) February Business Barometer shows Alberta’s small business confidence up 2.6 points from January to improved slightly to an index of 39.6, still well below the national index of 60.5 points. CFIB considers an index between 65-70 an indication of a strong economy. […]

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CFIB launching Red Tape Awareness Week

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business will run its annual Red Tape Awareness Week Jan. 20 to 24. The event is the business group’s call-for-action to reduce what it sees as harmful and excessive government regulation. […]