TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent
Business (CFIB) welcomes several measures announced today in the 2013
Speech from the Throne.
"It is clear the Federal Government is listening carefully to the needs
of Canadian entrepreneurs by announcing plans to legislate balanced
budgets, reduce taxes on small businesses and address the burden of red
tape they shoulder," said CFIB president, Dan Kelly.
Measures focused on small businesses include:
A promise to reduce taxes for small businesses once the budget is
balanced (CFIB has recommended a cut in the small business rate from
11% to 9%);
A commitment to legislate balanced budgets (supported by 82% of small
businesses in a CFIB member survey);
Ensuring consumers are informed of the costs to accept credit cards;
Legislation to reduce red tape (One-for-One rule) and Canada Revenue
Action to implement the Canada Job Grant; and,
Action on public sector pensions, sick leave and benefits.
CFIB remains concerned with the government's plan to proceed with poorly
designed changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. "The
majority of measures in the Throne Speech will send a positive message
to small firms," added Kelly. "We at CFIB are committed to working with
the government on these and other measures in the months ahead to
support job creators."
CFIB is Canada's largest association of small and medium-sized
businesses with 109,000 members across every sector and region.
SOURCE: Canadian Federation of Independent Business
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