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2017 NWT Budget: What does it mean for entrepreneurs?

CFIB is cautiously optimistic with the outlook presented in the 2017-18 Northwest Territories Budget delivered by Premier McLeod on January 31, 2017.

Key budget highlights include:

  • a balanced budget and no net debt;
  •  no tax increases for families or businesses;
  • elimination of 65 redundant positions;
  • plan to reduce the number of government departments from 11 to 14;
  • projected $100 million in spending reductions;
  • The Northwest Territories government is tabling a surplus which totals $167 million this year.

However, CFIB is disappointed the NWT government did not achieve its goal of saving $150 million, as outlined in the 2016 Budget, or commit to any plan to reduce rep tape for business owners.


January 31, 2017

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