Red Tape Awareness Week 2017

During the eighth annual Red Tape Awareness Week, from January 23-27, we will be challenging governments to focus their efforts on the tangled mess of unnecessary regulations holding back your small business.

Manitoba tackles red tape in Throne Speech

On November 21st, the Manitoba government announced significant steps to reduce unnecessary government regulations and red tape facing small businesses in the province.

Manitobans stuck with bill for excessive municipal spending

According to the Manitoba Municipal Spending Watch report’s third edition, Manitoba’s 26 largest municipalities continue to spend far more than needed on day-to-day operating spending.

Credit card transaction costs on the rise for Winnipeg; Brandon sees reduction

New research by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) shows that credit card transaction costs for the City of Winnipeg increased 41 per cent from 2010-2015, while the City of Brandon reduced these costs by 21 per cent over the same time period.

Manitoba small biz concerned with costs of carbon tax plan

On October 3, 2016, the federal government announced that each province has until 2018 to adopt a carbon price plan or the federal government will impose a carbon tax in their province. The proposed carbon tax plan will place “floor price” of $10 per tonne of carbon emissions in 2018 and increase it to $50 per tonne by 2022 for residents and businesses.
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