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Canada Job Grant coming to Alberta

Federal Minister Jason Kenney, and Alberta's provincial Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour Thomas Lukaszuk, signed an agreement in principle on the Canada Job Grant.
 

Alberta small business confidence climbs to top spot

The latest Business Barometer survey results show Alberta’s small business confidence index up another 2 points in March to 72.7, leading the country in business optimism.
 

Federal government introduces the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act

The federal government introduced the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act in Parliament on March 26, 2014. We believe this legislation is a first step toward helping agri-businesses affected by the rail backlog, but the penalties and minimum standards don’t go far enough to address the serious breakdown in grain shipping this year.
 

Alberta Budget 2014 gets a B from CFIB

In our pre-budget work with the Finance Minster, we laid out seven steps to help small business. Based on this, overall CFIB gives the 2014 Alberta budget a B.
 

AB maintains most small business friendly tax system

CFIB has produced its 2013 Small Business Provincial Tax Index to gauge the competitiveness level of provincial tax systems. Alberta maintains the top spot but a sales tax would have a huge negative impact.
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