CFIB sent Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) agriculture ministers a letter outlining CFIB agri-business members’ top priorities and list of most burdensome agencies in advance of their annual meeting in Calgary (July 20-22, 2016).
Fishers and farmers were given a boost to their succession planning in the 2015 federal budget, as the Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption (LCGE) was increased to $1 million for these small businesses. CFIB has vowed to push the government to extend this amount to all small businesses as soon as possible.
New CFIB Ag survey results shows the rail backlog is hurting western agri-businesses. The federal government has introduced legislation to get railways moving more grain, which is a first step but more needs to be done to get grain moving now and ensure a reliable transportation system in the future.