Business

New trade agreement a better deal for Albertans, government says

The province says the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), signed Friday by federal, provincial and territorial trade ministers, will give Alberta businesses, investors, and workers increased access to Canada-wide markets, including government tenders in other provinces and territorities.
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Business

Alberta lags in cutting red tape, CFIB says

British Columbia and Quebec lead the charge in cutting red tape while Alberta lags behind. This from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business who released their red tape report card Tuesday during Red Tape Awareness Week.
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Morinville News

CFIB ready to launch 8th annual Red Tape Awareness Week

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) will kick off their 8th Annual Red Tape Awareness Week Jan. 23, challenging governments to reduce what CFIB calls the hidden tax of red tape for the good of all Canadians. […]

Business

Fraud hits one in five small businesses, CFIB says

A Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) report indicates fraudsters have scammed 20 per cent of Canadian businesses over the past year. The organization’s report will be released on March 17. […]

Business

CFIB announces winners during Red Tape Week

The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, a 109,000-strong national organization, unveiled the most burdensome bureaucracies to businesses Jan. 20, the third day of their Red Tape Awareness Week. […]

Local News

Morinville ranks best in province for business-friendly taxes

Morinville 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. […]

Local News

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

Not 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. […]

Business

CFIB launches petition to stop minimum wage increase

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has launched an online petition to stop the minimum wage hike recently passed by Alberta’s NDP government. The petition looks to capture Alberta independent business owners’ reaction to the government’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018. […]