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Halifax, May 18, 2017 – As party leaders prepare for tonight’s debate, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is launching its small business platform, highlighting the top election priorities for Nova Scotia’s small- and medium-size business owners (SMEs).

CFIB’s small business platform highlights four key areas: overall tax burden, red tape reduction, spending restraint and support for innovation. Small business owners are looking to all parties to make it clear where they stand on these important issues.

“To this point, the parties have been virtually ignoring important small business issues in this campaign. SMEs employ in total 161,200 Nova Scotians. That’s 41% of the total provincial workforce. Small business owners need to hear where the leaders stand on these issues and CFIB expects the parties to treat them as priorities,” said CFIB’s Atlantic vice-president, Jordi Morgan. “Sadly, that’s not what we’ve seen so far. Tonight’s debate offers the opportunity to show whether they are going to try to spend their way into office or take the real needs of small business in Nova Scotia seriously.”

Nova Scotia voters go to the polls to elect a new government on Tuesday May 30, 2017.

To arrange an interview with Jordi Morgan, please contact Jocelyn Rhindress at (902) 420-1997 or [email protected].

CFIB is Canada’s largest association of small- and medium-sized businesses with 109,000 members across every sector and region.