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CFIB Statement on Saskatchewan provincial election 

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Regina, October 27, 2020 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) congratulates Premier Scott Moe and the Saskatchewan Party on their election win last night. 

“CFIB looks forward to continue working with Premier Moe, new and returning MLAs from both sides to address small business priorities,” said Marilyn Braun-Pollon, CFIB’s vice-president, Western Canada & Agri-business. “We would also like to thank the many candidates who ran in Saskatchewan’s 29th general election. It takes an incredible amount of work and courage to put your name on the ballot.”

CFIB is pleased the government committed to:

  • Temporarily reduce the small business corporate income tax rate from two per cent to zero, beginning Oct 1, 2020; 
  • Reduce SaskPower bills by 10 per cent for one year for all SaskPower customers; 
  • Balance the budget by 2024 – without tax increases or reductions in programs and services; 
  • Continue expanding reliable connectivity across Saskatchewan; and
  • Continue reducing red tape across all sectors wherever possible. 

“In particular, we welcome the government’s promise to temporarily reduce corporate income taxes that will help provide much-needed tax relief for some small businesses as they try to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,” added Braun-Pollon. “Immediate tax relief was the top priority for small businesses in this election and CFIB’s pre-election survey found 66 per cent of Saskatchewan small businesses wanted the next provincial government to provide temporary corporate income tax relief to stimulate economic recovery.”

CFIB will continue its work with the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party in their important role as the Official Opposition.

“As a non-partisan organization dedicated to improving Saskatchewan’s small business climate, CFIB will work with all parties, irrespective of political stripe, to give independent business a greater voice in determining the laws that govern them,” concluded Braun-Pollon. “We will continue to do what we’ve done for 49 years – commend good policies and criticize bad policies from the viewpoint of small business owners.”

To arrange an interview with Marilyn Braun-Pollon, CFIB’s vice-president, Western Canada and Agri-business, please call (306) 539-6302 or email [email protected]. You may follow CFIB Saskatchewan on Twitter at @cfibsk. 

You can also learn more about CFIB’s recommendations to the Party Leaders and their respective views on important small business issues during the provincial election by visiting CFIB’s Saskatchewan Election website. You can also read CFIB’s Saskatchewan Small Business Pre-Election Priorities: Roadmap for the province’s economic recovery and the CFIB’s 2020 Leaders’ Survey on Small Business Priorities

About CFIB
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.