/R E P E A T -- 2012 Election Results: "Small businesses identify a number of challenges for the newly elected Parti Québécois party." -Martine Hébert/

MONTREAL, Sept. 4, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Martine Hébert, Vice-President, Quebec, of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) congratulates Quebec's newly elected Premier Mrs. Pauline Marois, as well as all the members of her team.

According to Ms. Hébert, Quebec's small business owners expect the newly elected government to take concrete measures to address their concerns in the areas of taxation, government regulation, economic growth and public finances. "The future wealth of our society is inextricably linked to the growth of the small and medium business sector. Supportive measures will help spur SMEs, the engine of our economy, enabling them to create jobs and generate increased investment. The entire society will benefit from such measures."

CFIB represents 24,000 small and medium-sized businesses in Quebec. Just as it has been doing for more than 40 years, CFIB will continue to work with all elected officials to arrive at concrete solutions that will enable local entrepreneurs to improve their competitiveness and productivity. "This is the time more than ever to think of creative ways to ensure the continued prosperity of small and medium-sized businesses, both startups and those already in business, because they all share a common goal: that of increasing our collective prosperity", concluded Ms. Hébert.

Finally, CFIB wishes to congratulate the 125 newly elected members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) and thank the MLAs that are stepping down for their unwavering support of the people of Quebec.

As the largest business association, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) represents the interests of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) at all levels of government. With 109 000 small business members, of which 24 000 are in Quebec. CFIB is a non-partisan organization that is financed solely through membership dues. CFIB gives independent business a strong and influential voice at all levels of government and helps to grow the economy. (www.cfib.ca)


For further information:

For further information:
Caroline Emmanuel, Legislative Affairs Coordinator
Telephone: (514) 861-3234 - Cell: (514) 817-0228

Source :
Marie Vaillant, Director of Communications
Telephone: (514) 861-3234

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