AB Throne Speech: Small Business Perspective

CFIB available to comment on Throne Speech, Bills 1 and 2

EDMONTON, May 22, 2019 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is available to provide a small business perspective on today’s Alberta Throne Speech. CFIB is also able to comment on the first two pieces of legislation expected to be tabled later this week: Bill 1, The Carbon Tax Repeal Act, and Bill 2, The Open for Business Act.

New survey results from CFIB show the majority of small business owners feel confident the Alberta government is committed to improving the business climate (90 per cent). We are hoping that today’s Throne Speech will solidify this confidence.

The independent business community is most looking forward to two pieces of legislation that were outlined in today’s Throne Speech. More specifically, 84 per cent support repealing the province’s carbon tax, and 91 per cent support reducing Alberta’s general corporate income tax rate to 8% by 2022.

Richard Truscott, Vice President, Alberta and BC, will be available in the rotunda of the legislature to speak to media following the Throne Speech. Mr. Truscott is also available for interviews by phone or through Skype.

For media inquiries or interviews, please contact: 403-444-9290 or msalb@cfib.ca

You can also follow CFIB Alberta on Twitter @cfibAB 

Survey results referenced were collected in the CFIB Post-Election Survey, conducted May, 2019. Results referenced are preliminary, with a sample size of 1,162.

About CFIB
CFIB is Canada’s largest association of small and medium-sized businesses with 110,000 members across every industry and region, including 10,000 in Alberta. 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.