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!