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Balance budget thru spending restraint, not tax hikes

CFIB released initial results from a survey of business owners about provincial budget issues that shows the vast majority of independent business owners believe balancing the books should be the top priority for the Alberta government in the upcoming budget. The survey results also show entrepreneurs overwhelmingly believe the challenge should be met by focusing on controlling spending, not hiking taxes.
 

AB small business confidence takes huge tumble in January

Alberta’s small business confidence index fell another 11.4 points in January to 54.8. The significant drop means confidence levels are at their lowest level since the 2009 recession, and represents one of the largest monthly declines ever recorded in Alberta.
 

CFIB is looking for summer interns in offices across Canada

Know a university student looking for a summer job? CFIB has summer intern positions available across the country. Hurry, the deadlines are right around the corner!
 

Spending threatens fiscal sustainability of AB municipalities

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released a new report that reveals the vast majority of Alberta’s municipalities have been increasing their operating spending at an unsustainable pace since 2000.
 

AB small business deserves property tax fairness

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has been tracking levels of property tax fairness in Alberta since 2003. On average, independent business owners across Alberta are paying almost two and a half times (2.45) what a resident pays on the same value of assessed property. Over the last decade, this gap has increased steadily from 1.62 in 2003 to 2.45 in 2013.
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