Open up the rules for private investment

It’s difficult to get political parties to agree on anything leading into an election but New Brunswick’s three largest parties are very close together regarding the encouragement of more private investment in small and medium size business. There are differing approaches, but the fundamental idea is driving policy; increase private sector investment in local business. …

Big Voice for Small Business Podcast

Welcome to the Big Voice for Small Business. Every month we’ll be putting forward interviews and commentary relevant to small business in Atlantic Canada. Have a listen, I’d appreciate your feedback. This month I’m talking to Erin McGrath-Goudet, CFIB’s Director PEI and Intergovernmental Policy about our upcoming report in Internal Trade Barriers, Jenn English, Nova …

Rethinking the “bank of Nova Scotia”…a step in the right direction.

 As witnessed on Thursday by the Finance Minister Diana Whalen’s fiscal update, the government’s financial picture is troubling. The deficit is at $680 million for 2013-14, the net debt sits at an all-time high nudging 15 billion, total revenue down $340 million from last year and department spending has grown by $70 million. A declining, aging …