How will Alberta businesses handle massive minimum wage jump?

Alberta’s misguided march towards a $15 per hour minimum wage is underway, with the rate rising by a dollar to $11.20 as of October 1, 2015. How will your business be impacted?

Lowest registered confidence of any province in past 15 years

Alberta’s business confidence has been in decline for 11 consecutive months with small business confidence plummeting to 34.0, more than a six point decline from last month. This marks the lowest confidence level ever registered since CFIB started keeping track of business confidence levels 15 years ago. The former record low of 35.9 was set by Ontario in December 2008.

Excessive municipal spending hurts entrepreneurs

The 2015 Alberta Municipal Spending report analyzes municipal operating spending by local governments in Alberta and shows that operating spending from 2003 to 2013 increased by 82 per cent, compared to population growth of 24 per cent. Excessive spending cost households $2,039 in 2013 alone and a total of $9,955 since 2003.

CFIB meets with Alberta's Jobs Minister

Survey results highlighting small business priorities for the upcoming budget, the impact of the proposed minimum wage hikes, and red tape concerns were presented to Minister Sigurdson.

Nominations for CFIB’s 2016 Golden Scissors and Paperweight Awards are now open!

Each year, CFIB dedicates one week in January to raise public awareness about the impact of excessive regulations and red tape on small businesses and challenges politicians and bureaucrats across the country to take action.
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