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
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/