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Nova Scotia business optimism slipping, but stronger than national average

April 30, 2015 – Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer Index fell for the second consecutive month in April, but at 63.3, it remains better than that recorded in all of 2014 and late 2013.

CFIB give Halifax Budget a B-

April 28, 2015 – Positive steps for small business but still lots of work ahead on size of city hall and taxes.

Nova Scotia Budget: Small Business will benefit from structural changes

April 9, 2015 – Finance Minister Diana Whalen delivered a budget which set a path for economic growth but there is still a lot of work to do getting public spending under control.

CFIB Applauds New NS-NB Red Tape Reduction Plan

Halifax , March 24, 2015 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is applauding the creation of a new joint Regulatory and Service Effectiveness Office by the governments of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The Premiers of both provinces announced the move at Armour Transportation Systems in Burnside, saying the move is designed to "create a modern, consistent and fair regulatory environment driven by high-quality, client-focused service."

Atlantic business attitudes mixed over oil price drop

January 5, 2015 – Small business confidence took a big hit across the country in December while optimism in Nova Scotia continued to slide slightly.
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