Make Manitoba
more affordable for small businesses!

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75% of Manitoba businesses believe the provincial government does not understand the cost pressures their business is facing.

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83% of Manitoba businesses are having trouble keeping up with government costs (taxes, premiums, fees, etc.).

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95% of Manitoba businesses would like for the provincial government to prioritize addressing rising prices and the cost of doing business.

Dear Premier

CC: My Member of Parliament

Recently, the cost of doing business in Manitoba has skyrocketed! After years of dealing with pandemic-related issues and uncertainties, the economy is finally open again, but inflation, supply challenges, and labour shortages are stalling my business’ recovery. All I want is to be able to afford to run a profitable business in this province!

To help me offset the increased costs of doing business in Manitoba and keep my business competitive, I am calling on your government to:

  • Increase the small business corporate tax rate revenue threshold to $600,000.
  • Keep the commitment to eliminate education property taxes, and ensure commercial property owners aren’t paying more than their fair share in the meantime.
  • Commit to a “do no harm” approach: no increasing costs or introducing new ones (e.g., paid sick days).
  • Avoid any further Manitoba Hydro rate hikes, and consider suspending the provincial fuel tax to help offset increased energy costs (fuel, heating, cooking, carbon tax, etc.).
  • Take action to address labour shortages; reduce the complexity, red tape, and cost associated with hiring newcomers.
  • Once minimum wage reaches $15.30, return to a stable predictable formula for future increases.

Doing business in Manitoba needs to be more affordable.

Help set me up for success!