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November 2021 SME business outlook -Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

November 26, 2021

Canada's small business confidence over the short and long-term improved slightly in November. Optimism still hasn't recouped the September sharp decline, but it's moving in the right direction.  CFIB’s Business Barometer® Short-term Index, which is based on 3-month forward expectations for business performance, increased 4.3 points to 49.8.

Canada seizes goods made with forced labour from China; MPs urge more action for Uyghurs

November 16, 2021

The Canadian government has seized goods from China it identified as being made with forced labour, the first Chinese shipment intercepted for this reason since federal law was toughened in 2020 to prohibit imports of items made under coercion.

COVID-19 and your Business: Issue 7 | COVID-19 et votre entreprise : Numéro 7

November 5, 2021

Le texte français suit le texte anglais.

COVID-19 Workplace Risk Assessment and Safety Plan: Protect employees and keep them healthy

The health and safety of all employees — whether they are working on-site or at home — should be a priority for employers, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. bid to resurrect contentious beef labelling rules returns to Capitol Hill

November 2, 2021
U.S. bill seeks return of country-of-origin rules once repealed under threat of Canadian trade sanctions

A group of U.S. senators is aiming to bring back mandatory country-of-origin labelling rules for beef, six years after being repealed under the threat of $1-billion in trade sanctions from Canada.

US to reopen land border to fully vaccinated Canadians next month

October 13, 2021

Fully vaccinated Canadians will be allowed to enter the United States at land and ferry border crossings starting in early November.  Senior US officials announced Tuesday night a plan to begin reopening the land borders with Canada and Mexico, which have been closed for non-essential travel since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.