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.
Recently Marilyn Braun-Pollon, Vice-President, Agri-business for CFIB, met with Hon. Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to discuss your key priorities for the agriculture sector. CFIB also took the opportunity to interview the Minister about why your views matter. Here are some highlights from the interview.