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Media Advisory: Alberta Throne Speech: Small Business Perspective

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Edmonton, February 25, 2020 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is available to provide a small business perspective on Alberta’s Throne Speech today.  

CFIB will be closely monitoring today’s Throne Speech with respect to policies that will help restore small business confidence and address Alberta’s economic challenges.

Recent survey results reveal that nearly all, 92 per cent, of Alberta small businesses feel that Canada is facing a serious issue with investor confidence. CFIB’s Business Barometer, which gauges small businesses owners’ confidence in the economy, pegs Alberta at an index of 37 points – the lowest in the country and well below 65 points, which CFIB considers to be a healthy and growing economy. CFIB is hoping today’s Throne Speech will begin to address these concerns Alberta small businesses have.

Annie Dormuth, Alberta Provincial Affairs Director, will be available in the rotunda of the legislature to speak to media following the Throne Speech and available for interviews.

For media inquiries or interviews, please contact:
Annie Dormuth
Alberta Provincial Affairs Director
403-444-9290
[email protected]

About CFIB
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is Canada’s largest association of small and medium-sized businesses with 110,000 small and medium-sized enterprises across the country. CFIB’s 10,000 Alberta members operate and employ residents in every region of the province, and in every sector of the economy. 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.