Two-thirds of small firms neg­a­tively af­fected by Canada Post strike at an av­er­age cost of $3,000

CFIB calls on fed­eral gov­ern­ment to pass back to work leg­is­la­tion

The Southwest Booster - - OPINION -

per cent na­tion­ally) said their cash flow has been af­fected by de­layed cheques and in­voices in the mail;

- 35 per cent of Saskatchewan small firms (41 per cent na­tion­ally) are wait­ing on the de­liv­ery of prod­ucts or sup­plies for their busi­ness;

- 31 per cent of Saskatchewan small firms (35 per cent na­tion­ally) said their ship­ments to their cus­tomers have been de­layed; and,

- 66 per cent of Saskatchewan small firms (71 per cent na­tion­ally) sup­ported back to work leg­is­la­tion.

“Postal unions should be par­tic­u­larly con­cerned with the find­ing that 65 per cent of small firms in­tend to use Canada Post less in the fu­ture as a re­sult of on­go­ing work dis­rup­tions. In­stead, this strike ac­tion is cre­at­ing even more un­cer­tainty, driv­ing loyal small busi­ness cus­tomers away, with many likely never to re­turn,” noted Monique Moreau, Vice-pres­i­dent, Na­tional Af­fairs.

“Small firms call on Canada Post unions to move ahead with a deal to en­sure the Cor­po­ra­tion can once again be­come a re­li­able provider of de­liv­ery ser­vices at a rea­son­able cost,” Kelly said. “If not, CFIB calls on gov­ern­ment to pass back to work leg­is­la­tion by week’s end.”

More Key Find­ings:

- The age of 21 ap­pears to be a di­vid­ing point for Canada. Half of re­spon­dents (51 per cent) say the min­i­mum age should be 20 or un­der, while half (49 per cent) say 21 or over.

- Cana­di­ans are much more likely to have vis­ited an on­line

cannabis store in Oc­to­ber than to have vis­ited a phys­i­cal store (16 per cent to 6.0 per cent) but equally as likely to have pur­chased from each – four per cent said they made a pur­chase on­line or in per­son.

The full poll can be viewed at www.an­gus­reid.org/legal­cannabis-age/

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