Alberta small business confidence remains flat

Alberta small business confidence sits at 57.7, unchanged for the second month in a row.

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.

Unsustainable municipal spending hurts entrepreneurs

The 2017 Alberta Municipal Spending report analyzes municipal operating spending growth by local governments in Alberta and compares it to CFIB’s sustainable spending benchmark of inflation and population growth. The report finds that real operating spending from 2005 to 2015 increased by 69 per cent, while population grew by 25 per cent. Excessive spending cost households $1,738 in 2015 alone and a total of $10,650 from 2005 to 2015.

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.

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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