The provincial budget tabled earlier this week left something to be desired for independent businesses.
That’s according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses
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CFIB Alberta Director Amber Ruddy told the Alberta Morning News they were disappointed.
“There was nothing in the budget for Alberta’s hard working entrepreneurs. In fact the only thing that they get is a lot more debt that they’re going to have to pay off in future taxes. It was pretty disappointing to see really nothing in there, and I hope that there are some other initiatives this government can do to make up for that lack of focus.”
Because of that, the CFIB will be watching the federal budget very closely.
“We will be paying very close attention to some of the tax measures if there are any changes to taxes that might prevent people from passing the businesses down to their family members. That could have another chilling impact. So we’re going to be obviously monitoring very closely what policies are in store for businesses across the countries.”
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The CFIB also recently published a report that said job vacancy in our province remains steady at record low levels.