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CFIB congratulates Alberta’s new premier, Jim Prentice

During the leadership race, Mr. Prentice had the opportunity to answer our eight question survey to share his vision to support entrepreneurship and small business in Alberta. Read about his commitments.
 

Alberta’s min wage increases to $10.20 Sept 1

Alberta's minimum wage increases by 25 cents per hour to $10.20 as of September 1st, 2014. Those who serve liquor as part of their regular duties are in a category with a minimum wage rate of $9.20 - an increase of 15 cents.
 

Alberta small business confidence rebounds in August

Alberta’s small business confidence rebounded 2.3 points in August to 71.7. The national Business Barometer Index also bounced back by the same amount to 65.5.
 

A special message from Dan Kelly to small business owners regarding changes to TFWP

On Friday, June 20, the federal government announced massive changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program that completely disregard the legitimate needs of some small businesses. Please read a message from Dan Kelly regarding this development and what CFIB is doing to help affected members.
 

Municipal Government Act review underway

The Government of Alberta is currently reviewing the Municipal Government Act (MGA). CFIB outlined our concerns with additional tax powers for municipalities, excessive municipal spending, red tape, and property tax gaps across the province.
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