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A “New East Partnership”: Breaking down interprovincial trade barriers in Atlantic Canada

International free trade agreements have been making headlines, but for small businesses, the most pervasive trade barriers are the ones between provinces. CFIB’s latest report, A “New East Partnership”: Breaking down interprovincial trade barriers in Atlantic Canada, details many of the issues commonly encountered when trying to do business in other provinces.

Minimum wage going up on July 1, 2015

Minimum wage in Prince Edward Island will increase to $10.50 per hour effective July 1, 2015.
 

PEI’s hidden tax grab

Thanks to bracket creep, the PEI government conveniently collects millions more in personal income taxes that it should every year.

Canada Jobs Grant now available in PEI

The Canada Job Grant is now available in Prince Edward Island.
 

PEI business confidence outpaces Canada for second month

Charlottetown, 29 January 2015– Business optimism in Prince Edward Island climbed another four points in January to 69.8—matching a post-recession high for the province. Short-term employment plans have also improved markedly, with 12 per cent of owners expecting to hire full-timers in the next few months versus only 2 per cent expect to shed full-time staff.
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