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Business Barometer: Small business 12-month outlook trends up, but other measures of health remain low

July 30, 2020

Small business outlook for the next 12 months is on the mend, but other measures of business health remain far below historic norms, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)’s Business Barometer®. The index of small business optimism reached 61.3 points in July.

Business Barometer: New season doesn’t bring new confidence to small business sector

July 20, 2020

Small business confidence rose slightly in June to 54.6 points on the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)’s Business Barometer®, two points higher than May’s reading but still well below historical norms. 

Trudeau 'concerned' by U.S. threat of tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel

July 9, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today he is concerned by reports suggesting Washington is considering reimposing tariffs on Canadian metals just as Canada, the United States and Mexico are celebrating the launch of a new free trade deal.