Like a lobster- no backbone

Small business is the engine of our provincial economy. Businesses with fewer than 20 employees make up 93% of businesses in Nova Scotia. They provide not just jobs but livelihoods for whole families. Yet they are the first to be squeezed, over taxed and over regulated.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is

… asking government to let small businesses know how much they matter by:

  • Lowering HST when the budget is balanced.
  • Indexing personal income tax —as government promised five years ago.
  • Outlining a long-term tax plan to improve Nova Scotia’s business competitiveness.
  • Restraining government spending to population growth plus inflation.

Our Town Council is in a position to support our businesses by:

  • Not increasing  commercial taxes.
  • Reducing the budget
  • Petitioning the province to introduce policies favorable to small business such as the CFIB suggests (above)  with the same vigor they petition them on issues like smoking and cellphone use.

If you wish to add your voice to CFIB’s to help our small businesses there are a number of things they suggest you can do.

CFIB letter to Flaherty re Bank Credit card policies

Print off and send this postcard [pdf] to the province promoting CFIB’s  suggestions outlined above.

Helping small businesses helps ALL of us.

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