Shocking statistic: Alberta’s small business confidence lowest of any province in 15 years #elxn42

Amber Ruddy, the Director of the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB), just shared a stunning finding with me.

  • Frances

    Is anyone surprised? Small businesses will be disproportionately affected by the rise in the minimum wage to $15/hour; even if they pay more than minimum wage (or the projected wage) now, those employees are going to see minimum-wagers getting good raises and expect the same for themselves. So, just as small businesses are seeing fewer customers and lower profits, the government is forcing an increase in their costs. Obviously, the NDP believes the Trudeau meme that small business owners are all incorporated to shelter big bucks, forgetting that many small business owners make less than $50,000 per year.

  • terrence

    surprise, SURPRISE – the NON Democratic Party is destroying small business; UNEXPECTEDLY, of course.

    Seattle is seeing the “unintended” consequences of the vile drivel of an imposed “living” wage – LOTS of mom & pop restaurants and other small businesses are CLOSING DOWN, or reducing their staff and their working hours. And Seattle is slowing moving to a $15 an hour “wage”.

    Hear is a link to some FACTS,

  • Alain

    Just the normal and expected with the worst yet to come.

  • Icebow

    Curious. We have a secretary of state named Amber Rudd.

  • ontario john

    Don’t worry Alberta about your Premier not wanting pipelines. Think about the thousands of government jobs she will be creating. And people will be needed to build all those wind turbines. And of course people will be needed to serve coffee at all those whiny indian commissions. Life is good in Alberta.

  • jayme

    I think 2016 will be very dark days for Alberta they will be worse off then Ontario.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Albertans voted for this.
      The NEP was inflicted from the outside.
      This is very different.

      • terrence

        I think most Albertans voted the AGAINST the corrupt, dishonest “conservative” government. But, in doing this they elected the NON Democratic Party.

        I know lots of Albertans who were disgusted with the former “conservative” party, they did not want a NON democratic party either, but they are stuck with it. I am sure it will be a one term wonder; it is too bad, but that may be long enough for socialists to destroy the Albertan economy.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          There were ridings where the NDP vote exceeded the combined PC and Wildrose vote.
          I hate university towns.
          And I’d rather be a Bomber than a fuckin’ Eskimo.

  • The NDP’s agenda was hidden from no one during the election. Smart people and businesses reacted accordingly.

    The province went under in only a matter of months. That must be a record.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Four more years!
      Four more years!
      As in too fucking bad.