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10 Policies to Look for in the Provincial Election

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It is official: Alberta’s provincial election will be held on April 16, 2019. 

As we get one step closer to the upcoming provincial election, you may be wondering what we’re doing to help support your business. 

Do you think small business concerns will receive sufficient attention during the provincial election campaign? (Select one answer only)

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Source: CFIB Alberta Provincial Election Survey, Oct 23 – Nov 15, 2018. N=1058.

In our pre-election survey, we found that 72% of CFIB members do not think small business concerns will receive sufficient attention during the election campaign. That’s why we’re making sure small business friendly policy is top-of-mind for all political parties.

This March, we launched our Small Business Policy Platform which included 10 policies to provide much-needed support to Alberta entrepreneurs like you. The policy recommendations are as follows: 

1.    Apply a “Small Business Lens” to all new government policy
2.    Cut red tape
3.    Reduce the Small Business Tax
4.    Balance the budget, control spending
5.    Refund the WCB surplus to employers
6.    Scrap the Carbon Tax
7.    Rebalance labour laws
8.    Freeze the minimum wage, create a training wage
9.    Push back on CPP payroll tax hike, federal tax changes
10.    “Just say no” to a PST

You can find the full policy document here.

We will be urging all party leaders to develop a strong vision for entrepreneurship and small business, which includes our 10 recommendations above. Stay tuned for more information!