Small business owners like you work hard to operate within their means and they expect their governments to do the same. Manitoba is still expecting a $360 million summary deficit in the 2019 budget, and the provincial debt has ballooned over the last few years. It is essential that the province returns to balanced budgets as soon as possible and spend sustainably after (inflation + population growth). Large deficits and growing debt can lead to tax increases in the future, and make it more challenging to pay for essential programs like healthcare, education and infrastructure, among others.
To find where the Government of Manitoba stands on small business priorities, visit CFIB’s Party Leaders’ Survey on Small Business Priorities.
Do you have concerns to share about Manitoba's spending and its impact on your business? Call CFIB today at 1-888-234-2232 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.