Canada’s top entrepreneurial communities announced: CFIB ranks best places to start and grow a business in 2014; Saskatoon & Regina in top 10

Regina, October 20, 2014 – In its annual ranking of Canada’s best cities for starting and growing a business, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is giving top billing to the communities around Calgary and Edmonton, followed closely by Saskatoon.

Small biz urges Sask government to scrap costly, confusing new recycling tax

Regina, October 16, 2014 – The CFIB released new survey results today showing the majority of Saskatchewan small business owners already recycle (76%) and they have serious concerns with the government’s plan to create a new arms-length bureaucracy to administer recycling rules.

Report debunks Canadians’ misconceptions about agriculture

Farming in Canada isn’t what many Canadians think it is. CFIB’s report, Realities of Agriculture in Canada – A sector of innovation and growth, debunks Canadians’ misconceptions about agriculture.

Saskatchewan’s minimum wage to increase to $10.20 as of October 1, 2014

On October 1, 2014, Saskatchewan’s minimum wage will increase by 20 cents to $10.20 per hour and regulations will be introduced to provide for regular indexing of the minimum wage each year.

How much will Sask’s new recycling regulations cost you?

Businesses that sell packaged goods or supply printed paper to Sask residents will be required to pay a fee to a company called Multi-Material Stewardship Western (MMSW) to cover the costs of recycling these materials. We don’t know the potential cost to you – so would you sign a blank cheque to MMSW?
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