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Nova Scotia small business confidence slipping

May 26, 2016 – Nova Scotia’s small business optimism saw a little backslide in May to reach 63.9. While the current level of optimism is still above the national average and very positive for the province, it has been slowly eroding since the beginning of 2016.

A $15/hour minimum wage is bad economics

May 11, 2016 – Nova Scotia’s small businesses would be negatively impacted by a $15/hour minimum wage.

Nova Scotia small business confidence remains strong

April 28, 2016 – Nova Scotia’s small business optimism saw little change in April. The current Business Barometer® Index of 64.6 is the third strongest in the country, but there was a decrease of 1.2 per cent from March.

CFIB gives NS 2016 budget a B- for balanced but burdensome

April 19, 2016 – According to CFIB, small business owners across Nova Scotia will be pleased to see the provincial budget brought into balance however Nova Scotians will continue to live under some of the highest tax burdens in the country.

Fisheries Minister at odds with Premier’s direction on regulation

April 6, 2016 – CFIB is concerned the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture is ignoring the Premier’s own legislation by imposing a lobster handling course on lobster processors and buyers.

Nova Scotia continues to lead Canada in small business confidence

March 31, 2016 – Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer index has seen a third consecutive decrease since December 2015, reaching 65.8 in March. Despite the decrease, Nova Scotia businesses remain the most optimistic in the country.
 

Despite dip, Nova Scotia leading Canada in small business confidence

February 25, 2016 – Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer index has seen a second consecutive multi-point drop since December 2015. Despite this decrease, Nova Scotia businesses remain the most optimistic in the country.

Soaring power rates limit small business growth in Nova Scotia

February 22, 2016 – A new research report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) shows small business owners in Nova Scotia are not only concerned with increasing power rates but also the lack of rate stability.

Nova Scotia continues to lead Canada in small business confidence

January 28, 2016 – Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer index suffered a two-point downward correction since December 2015 and reached 69.0 in January—but it remains the country’s most optimistic region by far.

Premier McNeil earns honourable mention in national red tape reduction awards

January 22, 2016 – To close out Red Tape Awareness Week™, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) announced this morning that Nova Scotia Premier, Stephen McNeil, has received an Honourable Mention Golden Scissors Award.

Red tape report card: Nova Scotia makes the most improvement

January 19, 2016 – On day two of Red Tape Awareness Week™, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) issued its annual red tape report card, grading the provinces and territories on their commitment to red tape accountability. The report card looks at measurement, public reporting and political leadership.

Red Tape Awareness Week in Nova Scotia

January 18, 2016 – January 18th to 22nd Highlights the Impact of Red Tape on Small Business.

Nova Scotians to Ring in 2016 with a Tax Hike

January 5, 2016 – If you live in Nova Scotia, the new year means that you just fell further behind your fellow Canadians in terms of how much personal income tax you pay.

Nova Scotia records highest ranking since 2010

January 5, 2016 – Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer index gained more than three full points to reach 71.0 – making it the most optimistic province currently.
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