HRM, want to become a small business friendly? Adopt a construction mitigation policy

Halifax is growing. There has been more intensive development in HRM in the past two years than at any time in the past three decades. The downtown core is transforming with business and residential developments rising in every corner. Major investments in public infrastructure are being planned for the Cogswell Street Interchange and over the …

Small Business Tax Hike Sticks Out Like A Sore Thumb

Nova Scotia’s Tax and Regulatory Review included a number of sound recommendations for the McNeil government to consider. In fact many of the recommendations put forward by CFIB in our submission can be found throughout the report. What is completely incongruous is the suggestion that big business should benefit from a corporate tax reduction paid …

Nova Scotia Can Take Charge of its Immigration

Nova Scotia needs more immigrants. After years of willful blindness to the looming demographic catastrophe, it would seem the provincial government has finally decided to recognize it as a serious problem. Premier Stephen McNeil engaged Wadih Fares and Colin Dodds to look for creative enhancements. The provincial Immigration department has adopted “action oriented” goals to …