Alberta businesses want credible plan to balance Budget 2017

CFIB was pleased to sit down with Finance Minister Joe Ceci to share your priorities for the upcoming budget. Introducing a credible plan to balance the budget by reducing operational expenditures tops the list of recommendations.

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.

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.

CFIB sits down with Minister Deron Bilous

The list of challenges entrepreneurs are facing is long and government policy must be sensitive to the current economic reality. CFIB asked the minister to postpone future minimum wage hikes and the carbon tax while in a deep recession.
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