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NAFTA negotiations have started - here’s what it means for you

On August 16th, negotiations between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico officially began to decide the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

What you need to know about the 2017 budget

After much anticipation, budget 2017 contained no groundbreaking announcements. While small business owners will be relieved with what was not in the budget, such as measures that would have increased the capital gains tax or reduced access to the small business tax rate, there are several important small business measures under threat in the months ahead.

Your business, your retirement: increases to capital gains taxes may be coming

The federal government may be considering an increase to the capital gains inclusion rate, which could spell trouble for you if you are relying on the sale of your business to secure your retirement.

CFIB Policy Brief: Small Business Perspectives on the Environment and Carbon Pricing

A recent CFIB survey found that most small business owners want to do their part to protect the environment, but are concerned about the potential impacts of carbon pricing on their business. CFIB is urging the government to strike a balance between policies that protect the environment and policies that help grow the economy, as any significant increase in costs can make it difficult for SME’s to implement environmentally friendly measures.

EI report: small business owners want some work done on the system

A new CFIB report on the Employment Insurance system shows that there is some room for improvement from the perspective of small business owners.
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