Business

Opinion: CFIB weighs in on CEWS and CERS extension announcement

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) welcomes today’s news that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) have been extended to June 5 at current levels, including the 25 per cent additional lockdown support. […]

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Slight rise in Alberta business, but struggle remains

The latest Small Business Dashboard data from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) indicates an increase in the percentage of Alberta small businesses now fully open. This months numbers indicate 65 per cent of business are full pen, compared to 60 per cent last month.  […]

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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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New rent relief program needed for businesses, CFIB says

The Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA, which lowered commercial rent up to 75 per cent, comes to an end Sept. 30. This according to information n the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ latest member survey. […]

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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. […]