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Common Sense Ways to Help Manitoba’s Low-Income Earners

May 16, 2017
Many of Manitoba’s low income earners and small businesses owners should start bracing to take a hit. On Monday, May 15th, the Manitoba government introduced Bill 33: The Minimum Wage Indexation Act, which will annually index the minimum wage based on inflation during the previous calendar year. This is the wrong move.

Eighty per cent of small businesses try to go green, without government urging: CFIB study

April 24, 2017
While many suggest that Canada’s business community is not doing enough to protect the environment, a new report, Green Growth, from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business shows that ‘going green’ is a priority for a majority of small businesses in Canada.

Manitoba budget a ‘missed opportunity’

April 17, 2017
The 2017 Manitoba Budget is in the books for another year and it looks like the government will continue its trend of unsustainable spending, with no clear road map to get back to balanced budgets. While CFIB commends the bold steps to reduce red tape facing all Manitobans, entrepreneurs hoped that the government would have been as bold in tackling the deficit. Instead, what small business owners saw was a giant missed opportunity!

Challenges small business will confront in 2017

February 27, 2017
While my crystal ball is no better than anyone else’s, here are some of the things I’ll be keeping an eye on for Canadian independent businesses in 2017.

Manitoba poised to become a leader on reducing red tape

January 30, 2017
During Red Tape Awareness Week, CFIB challenged provincial governments to follow the federal example and adopt a ‘one-for-one law’–get rid of one rule for every new one coming into force. Manitoba stepped up as the first and only province committing to legislate this law. The province went a step further by promising to remove two rules for every new one for the next four years. This will put Manitoba way ahead in leadership on regulatory reform.
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