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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.
 

Manitoba small biz optimism rebounds in November

According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Manitoba jumped significantly in November to an index of 63.2, up 7.6 points from 55.6 in October. This index level is above the national index of 59.4.
 

Pushing Manitoba WCB to stop overcharging employers

We are pushing the Manitoba WCB to change its funding policy to rebate surplus funds to employers when the board exceeds its targeted funding position.
 

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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