Registration - In-house Organization
Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) / Fédération canadienne de l’entreprise indépendante (FCEI) / Daniel Kelly, PRESIDENT and CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Version 56 of 84 (2015-10-29 to 2016-01-22)
- Constitutional Issues
- Consumer Issues
- Economic Development
- Employment and Training
- Financial Institutions
- Government Procurement
- Intellectual Property
- Internal Trade
- International Trade
- Privacy and Access to Information
- Regional Development
- Science and Technology
- Small Business
- Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter Details
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- CFIB agrees that secret ballot voting should be mandatory prior to union certification.
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Inspection Modernization Plan discussion and impact on Small and medium enterprises (SME)
- Goods and Services Tax/ Harmonized Sales Tax Administration with regards to Transitional Rules, Out of Province Sales Rules, Point-of-Sale Rebate , and fillings.
- Lobbying to reduce Red Tape and improve government customer service in relation to the Red Tape Reduction Commission recommendations
- Monitoring the implementation of the Bill C-27 (Canadian Anti-Spam legislation and regulations) for its impacts on small businesses.
- Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and its effects on SMEs
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Policies or Program
- Retirement Income Policies, and proposed Canada Pension Plan increases. CFIB is against mandatory increases in Canada Pension Plan, and has provided alternative approaches.
Policies or Program
- CFIB advocates for simplification to the federal procurement process on behalf of SMEs
- Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) provides budget 2016 suggestions focusing on: Taxes, reduce the small business tax rate and re-introduce the Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) rate for technology purchases. Red tape, implement Red Tape committee recommendations and reduce interprovincial barriers to trade. Shortage of labour, adapt programs to give businesses faster access to the workers they need when they need them. Employment Insurance, renew the EI Hiring Credit and freeze premiums. Pensions, implement Pooled Registered Pension Plan's (PRPP) consistently across provinces, and implement changes to public servant pension plans. No increased to the Canada Pension Plan premiums. Improve access and simplify Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption (LCGE) process. Ensure a balanced budget. Improve the Credit Card Code of Conduct to better protect Small Businesses.
- Employment Insurance (EI) -expressing concern about rate increases starting in 2011, pushing for EI credit for employers.
- Expanding the Credit Card Code of Conduct to include mobile and electronic payment provisions. Ongoing monitoring of the effectiveness of the code.
- Presenting the views of small business owners on infrastructure spending through member survey results, mandate votes and other CFIB research. Offering funding solutions and alternatives to government proposals on transit and infrastructure expansion.
- Promoting our members’ interests and monitoring impacts of the recently announced Canada Post Five-Point Action Plan. CFIB is against massive letter mail price hikes.
- Promoting results of CFIB Agriculture survey and encouraging review of CFIA operations and the AgriStability/Growing Forward program to ensure it is meeting the needs of SMEs.
Policies or Program, Regulation
- Advocating on behalf of small and medium sized businesses to ensure fair access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. We are asking for a limit on any new application fees and create more pathways to permanent residency for temporary foreign workers at all skills levels
- CFIB continues to monitor the effects of the Consumer Product Safety Act on SMEs. And we continue to monitor customer service interacts between our members and Health Canada.
- CFIB supports the EI rate freeze, promotes a transition to the break-even rate as soon as possible, supports a separate EI operating account, is against the accumulation of surpluses in the account and encourages converting the EI hiring credit to an EI training credit.
- CFIB supports the principle behind the Canada Jobs Grant but encourages flexibility in its implementation and consideration of SME needs, for example by supporting informal work place training.
- Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) advocates for ease of use and reduction of red tape for small business using the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, and Immigration Policy
- Advocating on behalf of small and medium sized businesses to facilitate trade between Canada and the United States and improving services for SMEs.
- Monitoring the impacts of CRTC regulations on small business owners, and promoting the results of our Telecom survey to show how SMEs use and rate their services.
- Presenting the views of small business owners based on our survey data to the Canada Revenue Agency to share ways of improving customer service interactions with SMEs and suggest ways to ease the tax burden on small business owners as well as increase accountability within the agency.
- Written communication
- Oral communication
- Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
- Bank of Canada
- Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
- Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
- Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
- Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB)
- Canada Post Corporation (CPC)
- Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
- Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
- Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)
- Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA)
- Canadian Wheat Board (CWB)
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada
- Copyright Board of Canada (CB)
- Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
- Federal Office of Regional Development – Quebec (FORD[Q])
- Finance Canada (FIN)
- Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
- Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
- Health Canada (HC)
- House of Commons
- Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB)
- Industry Canada
- Infrastructure Canada (INFC)
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
- Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC)
- Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO)
- Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI)
- Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
- Privy Council Office (PCO)
- Public Works and Government Services Canada
- Senate of Canada
- Service Canada (ServCan)
- Statistics Canada (StatCan)
- Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB)
- Transport Canada (TC)
- Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
- Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
Government institutions added through a monthly communication report
- Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT)
- Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
FOUNDED IN 1971, CFIB IS A NON-PROFIT, NON-PARTISAN BUSINESS ORGANIZATION WHICH EXISTS TO PROMOTE & PROTECT A SYSTEM OF FREE COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE, TO STRENGTHEN THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE IN CANADA AND TO GIVE INDEPENDENT BUSINESS A GREATER VOICE IN DETERMINING THE LAWS THAT GOVERN BUSINESS AND THE NATION. IT IS THE LARGEST ORGANIZATION EXCLUSIVELY REPRESENTING THE SMALL- AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESS COMMUNITY ACROSS CANADA. THE FEDERATION IS UNIQUE AS A POLITICAL ACTION ORGANIZATION BECAUSE IT IS THE MEMBERSHIP THAT SETS THE ORGANIZATION'S POLICIES & PRIORITIES BY REFERENDUM & CENSUS. IT IS FOUNDED ON THE PRINCIPLE OF ONE MEMBER- ONE VOTE. ANALYSIS OF THE VOTE RESULTS AND THE IMPLICATIONS LEAD TO A FORMAL CFIB POSITION ON AN ISSUE.
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Daniel Kelly, PRESIDENT and CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Organization's membership or classes of membershipEACH MEMBER OF CFIB IS A CANADIAN BASED OWNER OPERATOR OF AN INDEPENDENT (I.E. NON-PUBLICLY TRADED) BUSINESS. VIRTUALLY ALL SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY ARE REPRESENTED -- FROM AGRICULTURE, RETAIL AND MANUFACTURING TO THE CONSTRUCTION, TRANSPORT, FINANCIAL, PROFESSIONAL AND SERVICE SECTORS. THE MAXIMUM FEE THAT CAN BE ACCEPTED FOR A FULL YEAR'S VOTING MEMBERSHIP IS $3,500. ALL MEMBERS QUALIFY FOR THE SAME PRIVILEGES REGARDLESS OF THE AMOUNT.
Government fundingNo government funding was received during the last completed financial year.
In-house Organization Contact Information
401 - 4141 YONGE STREET
TORONTO, ON M2P 2A6
Fax number: 613-235-4137
Lobbyists employed by the organization
- Kate Allen, Business Counsellor | No public offices held
- ANDREEA BOURGEOIS, Senior Analyst/Analyste principale | Public offices held
- MARILYN BRAUN-POLLON, Vice-President, Prairie and Agri-Business | Public offices held
- DOUG BRUCE, Vice-President, Research | Public offices held
- SATINDER CHERA, Vice-President, Communications | No public offices held
- GENEVIEVE COUPAL, Business Counsellor | No public offices held
- Mandy D'Autremont, Senior Policy Analyst, Agri-business and Saskatchewan | No public offices held
- Caroline Emmanuel, Coordinator, Legislative Affairs | No public offices held
- JULIE FERRON, Business Counsellor | No public offices held
- NANCY FORSYTH, Business Counsellor | No public offices held
- Simon Gaudreault, Senior Economist | No public offices held
- Cesar Gomez, Business Counsellor | No public offices held
- Anna Gontcharova, Policy Analyst | Public offices held
- Vaughn Hammond, Director, Provincial Affairs, Newfoundland and Labrador | Public offices held
- Martine Hébert, Senior Vice-President, QC and National French Spokesperson | No public offices held
- Jennifer Henshaw, Policy Analyst | Public offices held
- Samantha Howard, Policy Analyst | No public offices held
- LAURA JONES, Executive Vice-President | No public offices held
- Gavin Kaisaris, Policy Analyst | No public offices held
- DANIEL KELLY, President and CEO | No public offices held
- Nicholas Langley, Director, Provincial Affairs, Nova Scotia | No public offices held
- EDWARD MALLETT, Vice-President and Chief Economist | No public offices held
- Erin McGrath-Gaudet, Director, PEI and Intergovernmental Policy | Public offices held
- NATHAN MEAN, Director, Business Resources | No public offices held
- Monique Moreau, Director, National Affairs | No public offices held
- Jordi Morgan, Vice-President, Atlantic | Designated public offices held
- NICOLE NASH, Executive Assistant | No public offices held
- Louis-Martin Parent, Director, President's Office | No public offices held
- PLAMEN PETKOV, Vice-President, Provincial Affairs, Ontario | No public offices held
- THERESA PETRILLO, Manager, Business Resources, Ontario | No public offices held
- CORINNE POHLMANN, Senior Vice-President NATIONAL AFFAIRS | No public offices held
- Jocelyn Rhindress, Business Counsellor | No public offices held
- Denis Robichaud, Director, Provincial Affairs, New Brunswick | No public offices held
- Brendan Rolfe, Business Counsellor | No public offices held
- Amber Ruddy, Director of Provincial Affairs, Alberta | No public offices held
- Anne Scott, Business Counsellor | No public offices held
- Elliot Sims, Director, Provincial Affairs, Manitoba | Designated public offices held Footnote1
- Emma Speagell, Business Counsellor | No public offices held
- JANICE STOROZUK, Business Cousellor | No public offices held
- Nicole Troster, Director Provncial Affairs, Ontario | No public offices held
- Richard Truscott, Vice President, British Columbia & Alberta | No public offices held
- Jean-Marc Usher, Business Counsellor | No public offices held
- François Vincent, Director, Québec | No public offices held
- Queenie Wong, Senior Research Analyst | No public offices held
- Ashley Ziai, Policy Analyst | No public offices held
Footnote1 Exemption granted under the Lobbying Act