CFIB urges Nova Scotia Environment to hit pause on costly proposal

CFIB is urging Nova Scotia’s Department of Environment to hit pause on a proposal that would mean steep fee hikes and massive red tape for small business.
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.

CFIB scores big win for small business at UARB

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) today approved a price choice for electricity that will reduce energy costs for several hundred small businesses in Nova Scotia. The decision means over 2,200 NSPI small business customers will now have the option to switch rate classes to determine which is most cost effective for their business.

Nova Scotia small business confidence sags in October

After three months of consecutive gains, Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer® index fell back slightly in October to 61.8. Despite the drop, it remains the second-best reading of 2014.

CFIB calls for action on reducing tax, red tape

CFIB is calling on the Government of Nova Scotia to chart a course to lower the tax burden and rein in barriers to doing business in the province. These priorities are outlined in Needed: A More Competitive Tax and Regulatory Environment, a series of recommendations to the Tax and Regulatory Review currently being conducted in the province.
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