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NAFTA negotiations are ongoing. Here’s what it means for you.

Talks are tense as we are approach the fourth round of negotiations to decide the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Find out what the talks could mean for small businesses.
 

Nominations open for Paperweight Award

Nominations are now open for the fifth annual Paperweight Award. This award recognizes government departments, agencies, programs, or individuals who have made life increasingly difficult for small businesses by adding significant red tape.
 

Nominations open for Golden Scissors Award TM

Nominations are now open for the seventh annual Golden Scissors AwardTM to recognize those politicians, public servants, or other Canadians who have demonstrated leadership in cutting red tape for small business in a meaningful way.
 

What the new trade agreement needs to get right

The new Canadian Free Trade Agreement is a big step toward making trade between provinces easier, but there’s more to do. Here are some key priorities it needs to address for small business owners.
 

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.
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