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Video Interview: How Red Tape Is Strangling Canadian Small Businesses

Laura Jones of CFIB talks about the impact of red tape on businesses across the country and why it's so important to their bottom line.

Video Interview: Over $2 Trillion At Stake In Canadian Small Business ‘Changing of the Guard’

Corinne Pohlmann of CFIB discusses the upcoming transition for small businesses in Canada with more than 3/4 of owners planning to exit over the next decade.

Video Interview: CFIB Encouraging Shop Local On Small Business Saturday

Ryan Mallough of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, discusses the national initiative this weekend to encourage consumers to shop local.

Survey: Many Small Businesses in Canada Considering Credit Card Transaction Surcharges for Consumers

Experts are saying that retailers could lose customers to competitors depending how the situation plays out in the coming months.

Video Interview: Canadian Economy Cooling Down and its Impact on the Retail Sector

The Chief Economist at CFIB talks about what's happening in the overall Canadian economy, sales in the retail sector, the level of job vacancies in the country and the debt small businesses have taken on during the pandemic.

Hurricane Fiona Fallout Continues to Significantly Impact Atlantic Canada Retailers Following Pandemic Challenges [Feature Interview]

The CFIB says businesses have a long way to go for recovery, following challenges relating to the pandemic including debt which could sink some retailers.

Video Interview: What Will A Seventh Pandemic Wave Mean For Canadian Small Business Owners?

The CFIB talks about the current level of stress and anxiety in the industry, the possibility of lockdowns and restrictions, the optimism and confidence levels of owners, the impact of rising costs, the current labour shortage, the lack of government support programs and the recent Rogers network outage.

Small Businesses in Canada Continue to Struggle Under Mountains of Debt and Challenging Business Environment: CFIB

Dan Kelly says that only 27% of businesses have fully recovered and that without support, more could fail as we head into the summer.

Video Interview: CFIB’s Dan Kelly Discusses Federal Budget’s Impact on Small Businesses

Dan Kelly, President/CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, discusses the latest federal budget and its impact on small businesses in Canada.

2022 Federal Budget Misses the Mark for Retailers in Canada: Interviews

Not enough is being done to support businesses struggling because of the pandemic and new spending will result in even more of a budget shortfall say experts.

“Absolutely Terrible News”: Ontario Lockdown to Push More Businesses Into Bankruptcy: Interviews

Recovery has not truly begun for most Ontario businesses according to CFIB with other experts and industry players saying that the move will irreparably harm many more businesses.

Concerns Despite Announced Federal Government Extension of Wage and Rent Subsidies for Retailers and Businesses in Canada [Interview]

The CFIB says it’s concerned that the eligibility rules and thresholds of the Thursday announcement puts support out of reach for many.

End of Government Subsidies for Retailers and Businesses this Month Could Spell Doom Amid 4th Wave: Interviews

Wage and rent subsidy support programs from the federal government end October 23rd, and many are praying the deadline will be extended.

Pandemic ‘Fourth Wave’ Would be Devastating to Retailers and Businesses in Canada Trying to Come Back from a Year and a Half of Restrictions:...

Businesses already have debt and still seeing lower than usual revenue, and more shutdowns could be the final blow for thousands of more retailers already struggling.

Anger and Frustration from Mall Retailers and Other Businesses Not Permitted to Reopen Friday in Ontario: Interviews

Business owners say that they are watching their life's work crumble due to the province's inaction amid despair.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford Urged to Open Ontario Retail and Restaurants Immediately as Covid Cases Come Down at a Critical Time: Interviews

Businesses were supposed to open this week but the government extended the lockdown. Now there are calls to reopen things now.

Concern as New Businesses Shut Out of All Federal Government Support Programs in Canada Amid Pandemic: Interviews

Retailers and other businesses that opened just before or during the pandemic are calling on governments for support to survive at a challenging time.

“Another Crippling Blow” as Ontario Government Extends Pandemic Lockdowns for Retailers and Businesses into June [Interviews]

Businesses and associations are furious as Ontario once again extends lockdowns which many say will have a devastating impact on the economy.

Anger and Frustration as New Lockdowns Expected to Have Devastating Impact on Canadian Businesses: Experts

Governments are implementing restrictions in provinces amid a third wave and some are saying that decisions being made are misguided and harmful.

Easing of Retail Lockdowns in Ontario This Month Still Not Enough to Save Many Businesses: Experts

While retail stores in the GTA will be permitted to operate at lower capacities on February 22, restaurants, personal care, and gyms will remain shut with no end in sight.

Toronto BIAs Tell Premier Ford That Lockdowns Are Unfair [Interviews]

Small, locally-owned businesses are in peril as big-box retailers continue to be permitted to sell 'non-essential' items.

Second Lockdowns Will Obliterate Small Retailers and Businesses: Experts

About a third of Ontario businesses won't survive the lockdown extending to January 23 says the CFIB.

Over Half of Small Businesses in Canada will Not be Able to Pay Rent in May Amid Pandemic Shutdowns

The Canadian government hasn’t yet provided an update on details for relief, and several associations say that businesses are quickly running out of time.

Independent Retailers in Canada Hit with High Job Vacancies and Higher Property Taxes: CFIB

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says many retailers are struggling as market dynamics shift.
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