We realize the delays in moving grain are impacting farmers as each shipment misses its deadline. While there is no quick fix to the rail issue, CFIB proactively appealed to Canada’s financial institutions requesting they offer flexibility in the financial arrangements of businesses that have been affected by events outside their control.
We constantly meet with government and opposition parties to present your views on issues that impact your business. The months leading up to the provincial budget are especially busy because the budget provides the direction for the province for the year - and often sets the tone for years to come.
CFIB's annual report on property taxes in Saskatchewan reveals some municipalities improved tax fairness for small business, but little progress made overall in narrowing the municipal property tax gaps. Small business owners in Saskatchewan paid 2.14 times the municipal property taxes of residential property owners in 2012, down from 2.18 in 2011.