Sask small biz optimism falls to six year low in February

According to the latest monthly Business Barometer® Index, optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan dropped to a six year low of 53.0 in February, from 55.1 in January, and well below the national index of 59.1.

No appetite for tax hikes in 2015 Sask Budget

We recently met with Premier Wall and urged the government to ensure sustainable spending and avoid tax hikes in the 2015 Sask Budget. See CFIB’s key recommendations.

Sask maintains B” in national red tape report card

As part of our sixth annual Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, we released the CFIB’s annual Red Tape Report Card. Saskatchewan maintained a grade of “B” for its commitment to red tape accountability.

Small biz pleased changes made to flawed Sask recycling program; still more work to do

We welcome the Saskatchewan government’s decision to make some major adjustments to the new province wide Multi-Material Recycling Program (MMRP), which will address most of small business owners’ concerns about its costs and confusing reporting requirements. However, outstanding concerns remain including MMRP’s impact on franchise companies and chains.

Ranking best & worst property tax gaps in Saskatchewan

CFIB's annual comparison of property taxes between Saskatchewan municipalities revealed mixed results for 2013. On average, commercial property owners paid 2.31 times the municipal property taxes of residential property owners.
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