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October 2022 Business Barometer - Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

October 29, 2022

Canada's small business confidence took a nose-dive over the short and long-term in October.

Border vaccine rules, mandatory use of ArriveCAN, mask mandates on planes, trains ends Oct. 1

September 27, 2022

The federal government is dropping all COVID-19 measures at borders, meaning travellers will no longer need to provide proof of vaccination when entering Canada or wear masks on planes and trains, Ottawa announced today.

The lifting of restrictions will take effect as of Oct. 1.

According to the announcement, all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:

US Port Congestion and Delays Persist

August 18, 2022

US container import volumes in July 2022 set yet another record versus July 2021. While lower than the all-time record in May 2022, volumes remain above the level that has caused port congestion and delays for the last 17 months. A number of factors, such as a slowing economy, inflation and high fuel costs have not had the anticipated impact on slowing down US container imports.

Ottawa siding with U.S. in trade pact fight over Mexican energy policies

July 21, 2022

Canada says Mexico's energy policies are 'inconsistent' with its CUSMA obligations. Canada is backing U.S. efforts to push back against what they see as protectionist energy policies in Mexico that violate North American trade rules.

Truckers to vote on work stoppage over Vancouver port’s ‘penalizing’ rolling age program

June 23, 2022

More than 1,000 members of British Columbia’s United Truckers Association are planning to vote on a “work stoppage” next month over incoming regulations at the Port of Vancouver. On Sept. 15, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s revised Rolling Truck Age Program takes effect, banning diesel-powered trucks more than 12 years old from accessing the port.