Lackluster AB budget lacks small business focus

The Alberta Government tabled Alberta’s 2017 Budget- Working to Make Life Better. Sadly, there were no new small business initiatives in this budget. In fact, the Government posted a deficit of $10.3 billion, with provincial debt increasing to $45 billion by fiscal year end. There no plan to get back to a balanced budget and provincial debt is expected to balloon to $71 billion by 2020.

Changes coming to Alberta's labour laws

The Alberta government is reviewing changes to the labour code. Ultimately, any labour legislation modernization should aim to support small businesses and CFIB urges the government to thoroughly and comprehensively consult with small business owners before any changes are enacted.

Voice your concerns on new farm safety regulations

The Alberta government is seeking input on Bill 6: The Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act before finalizing additional rules and requirements. We need you to share your thoughts directly with the government before it’s too late.

Alberta small business confidence continues slow recovery

Alberta small business confidence rose two and a half points in February to 49.8. Ground lost since 2015 has been regained and there is a notable jump in small business confidence among business owners in the natural resources sector (69.2).

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.
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