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Regina, April 10, 2018 – Marilyn Braun-Pollon, Vice-President, Prairie & Agri-business for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) will be available this afternoon to provide the small business reaction to the 2018 Saskatchewan budget. Braun-Pollon will be available in the rotunda of the Legislative Building immediately following the introduction of the provincial budget speech.
“Given the number of ongoing challenges facing Saskatchewan entrepreneurs, they will be looking at the provincial budget to further improve the business climate,” said Braun-Pollon. “While pleased with the provincial government’s recent decision to reinstate the PST exemption for agriculture, life and health insurance premiums, we know small business owners need additional measures to help offset their rising costs.”
CFIB’s 2018 pre-budget survey asked entrepreneurs how the Saskatchewan government should balance its budget; 76% of Saskatchewan small business owners support spending restraint (i.e. reducing the size of government through workforce attrition); 50% support the province refraining from spending on new initiatives. Only 7% of business owners believe the government should increase provincial taxes to collect additional revenue.
To arrange an interview with Marilyn Braun-Pollon, please call (306) 757-0000, 1-888-234-2232 or email [email protected]. You may follow CFIB Saskatchewan on Twitter @cfibsk.
CFIB is Canada’s largest association of small and medium-sized businesses with 110,000 members (5,250 members in Saskatchewan) across every sector and region.