Big voice for small business, August 2014 - Part I

Podcast: Big voice for small business

Welcome to the Big Voice for Small Business. Every month we’ll be putting forward interviews and commentary relevant to small business in Atlantic Canada. Have a listen, I’d appreciate your feedback.

Cost of Waste Too Expensive and it Could Get Worse

Waste and recycling in Newfoundland and Labrador is too expensive and there are signs it could get worse.

Growing the (Municipal) Pie

In April 2014, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business submitted our members’ views and provided recommendations to the provincial and municipal governments of ways to help contribute to the growth of the provincial economy. In June we submitted a companion document that focused on the public policies that municipal governments can influence and presented additional information to support those initial recommendations.

CFIB pleased with 2014 Budget

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has tabled its 2014 budget. In our pre-budget submission, we presented a number of initiatives Government could adopt to create a small business friendly environment.

Municipalities are richer than they think

As the country’s big city mayors prepare to meet in Ottawa this week, CFIB has released a new report that shows municipal governments are consistently misrepresenting how much tax money ends up in their coffers.
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