Saskatchewan’s provincial election took place on October 26th. The Saskatchewan Party was re-elected.
Now more than ever, as businesses struggle to recover from the pandemic, your issues needed to be front and centre in party platforms. As a non-partisan organization, CFIB met with three of the province’s political parties to present our pre-election priorities for small businesses and urged them to commit to small business friendly policies.
CFIB is pleased the Saskatchewan Party and Premier Moe committed to:
- Temporarily reduce the small business corporate income tax rate from two per cent to zero, beginning Oct 1, 2020;
- Reduce SaskPower bills by 10 per cent for one year for all SaskPower customers;
- Balance the budget by 2024 – without tax increases or reductions in programs and services;
- Continue expanding reliable connectivity across Saskatchewan; and
- Continue reducing red tape across all sectors wherever possible.
Pushing your priorities
We challenged all Saskatchewan political parties to adopt a set of four key small business policies to help improve the business climate. The four small business policies are:
- Providing tax relief to help our province’s economic recovery;
- Spending sustainably (including strategic investments in improving high speed internet and crime prevention across the province);
- Reducing red tape; and
- Improving employment policies and training programs.
To learn more about these four key priorities, please visit and bookmark:
We also surveyed all Party Leaders to find out where they stand on issues important to your business.