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CFIB’s Small Business Platform includes new research on personal income taxes, school property taxes, payroll taxes, statutory holiday closures, and minimum wage
Winnipeg, August 19, 2019 – Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its Manitoba Election 2019: Small Business Platform, and is challenging party leaders to make small business their big focus of the 2019 Manitoba Election. CFIB, as a non-partisan organization, sent all political parties its Leaders’ Survey asking for specific commitments on key small business issues.
The Small Business Platform addresses four priority areas and includes new research. The Platform makes recommendations that political parties should adopt as part of their election commitments: delivering needed tax relief; spending like a small business; reducing red tape; and, balancing labour laws and enhancing training programs.
“Manitoba’s small businesses have been hit with a barrage of cost increases from all levels of government over the last two years,” said Jonathan Alward, CFIB’s director of provincial affairs in Manitoba. “It is essential that the next provincial government addresses key cost concerns for small businesses by increasing the Basic Personal Exemption amount, reducing the unfair school tax burden, and ending the job killing payroll tax.”
Highlights of CFIB’s new research include:
“This platform outlines dozens of actions that the next provincial government can take to make it easier for small businesses to grow and create jobs,” added Alward. “We look forward to working with all parties to make this happen for Manitoba.”
Findings of the Leaders’ Survey will be released publicly, unedited, before the September 10th election. Learn more by visiting CFIB’s Manitoba Election 2019 webpage.
To arrange an interview with Jonathan Alward, Director of Provincial Affairs for Manitoba, please call 204-982-0817 or email [email protected]. You can also follow CFIB Manitoba on Twitter @cfibMB.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is Canada’s largest association of small and medium-sized businesses with 110,000 members (4,800 in Manitoba) 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.