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Manitoba small biz optimism continues trend of lacklustre performance

The latest results for CFIB’s Business Barometer® shows Manitoba small business optimism continues to underperform compared to the other Western provinces and the national average. In April, Manitoba’s index increased by 2.2 points to an index of 63.6, compared to index levels of 73.0, 71.9, and 70.7 in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Alberta respectively. The national index sits at 65.7.
 

2014 Budget fails to improve Manitoba business climate; More storm clouds on the horizon

CFIB hoped the Manitoba government would listen to entrepreneurs and move forward with modest policies to address your concerns. Unfortunately the 2014 Manitoba budget was simply uninspiring and will make it tougher for you to do what you do best: create jobs and grow the economy.

Small business owners rank Manitoba Government dead last on small business vision

Only 8 per cent of Manitoba small business owners are confident the Manitoba government has a vision to support small business and entrepreneurship, compared to 72 per cent in Saskatchewan.

Manitoba needs lower personal income taxes

Did you know that in Manitoba a two earner family of four pays 4,437% more income tax than the same family in Saskatchewan? If you agree that there is something fundamentally wrong with this fact, then find out here how you can let the government know you are concerned.
 

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.
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