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CFIB sits down with Alberta's Labour Minister

The Alberta government introduced legislation to drastically change Employment Standards and the Labour Relations Code. CFIB urged Minister Gray to slow down and carefully consider the impacts of changing everything from job-protected leaves, overtime and statutory holiday calculations, to the unionization of the workplace.
 

Lackluster AB budget lacks small business focus

The Alberta Government posted a deficit of $10.3 billion, with provincial debt increasing to $45 billion by fiscal year end. There no plan to get back to a balanced budget and provincial debt is expected to balloon to $71 billion by 2020.
 

Timing couldn’t be worse for Alberta carbon tax

Alberta small businesses want appropriate environmental safeguards for natural resource projects but 82% reject poorly-timed carbon pricing policy. Four out of 5 entrepreneurs say it will impose higher costs on their business.
 

Small business optimism in Alberta regains footing

Alberta small business confidence jumped four points in May to 61.9. Small business confidence in Alberta now lands within a five-point range of the Canadian average for the first time in more than two years. The national Business Barometer index hit a two year high reaching 66.0.
 

AB entrepreneurs oppose expedited coal electricity phase-out

Three-quarters of Alberta’s entrepreneurs oppose plans to accelerate the phase-out of all coal generated electricity. many people are concerned it will mean added costs for taxpayers, job losses, and higher electricity bills for small and medium-sized businesses.
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