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.

Lackluster AB budget lacks small business focus

The Alberta Government posted a deficit of $10.3 billion, with provincial debt increasing to $45 billion by fiscal year end. There no plan to get back to a balanced budget and provincial debt is expected to balloon to $71 billion by 2020.

AB small business confidence continues to bounce back

Alberta small business confidence rose more than five and a half points in March to 55.5. This is the first time since January 2015 that business owners expecting stronger business performance next year outnumber those expecting weaker performance.

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.

AB entrepreneurs oppose expedited coal electricity phase-out

Three-quarters of Alberta’s entrepreneurs oppose plans to accelerate the phase-out of all coal generated electricity. many people are concerned it will mean added costs for taxpayers, job losses, and higher electricity bills for small and medium-sized businesses.
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