Regina, March 20, 2019 – 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 2019 Saskatchewan budget. Braun-Pollon will be available in the rotunda of the Legislative Building immediately following the introduction of the provincial budget speech.
“With Saskatchewan small business owners already dealing with several significant cost increases including the federal government’s tax changes, CPP premium increases, municipal property tax increases in many communities and the costly federally-imposed carbon tax being implemented on April 1, 2019, entrepreneurs will be looking for today’s provincial budget to be balanced with sustainable spending and without increasing taxes,” stated Braun-Pollon.
A CFIB 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.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is Canada’s largest association of small and medium-sized businesses with 110,000 members (5,250 in Saskatchewan) across every industry and region. CFIB is dedicated to increasing business owners’ chances of success by driving policy change at all levels of government, providing expert advice and tools, and negotiating exclusive savings. Learn more at cfib.ca.