Canada Small Business News Round-up – 10/06/2008

Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from Canada:

  • Announcement to Support Provincial Wineries: HARROW, ON, June 4 – Minister of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Harinder S. Takhar, and Bruce Crozier, M.P.P, Essex, will present the Ontario government’s third round of funding to Ontario wineries through the VQA Wine Support Program. << Date: Friday, June 6, 2008 Time: 11 a.m. Locati…..
  • Video conferencing sites cover the province: B.C.’s smaller municipalities will benefit greatly from a new video conferencing service set up by the provincial government, Small Business and Revenue Minister Rick Thorpe said Tuesday.
  • CFIB issues open letter on fuel costs: Small business calls for tax relief and assurances of new taxes on fuel: Ottawa – Canadian small firms are being hit hard by rising fuel prices and are calling on governments to provide tax relief and assurances that they will not introduce additional taxes, such as a carbon tax. This was the subject of an open letter sent today to federal finance minister Jim Flaherty and provincial/territorial finance ministers by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
  • Business groups blast carbon tax: REGINA — Business groups are joining the chorus of vocal opponents of carbon taxes as a means of reducing man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are believed to cause climate change.
  • N.B. small business big deal: Small business translates into big business in New Brunswick. With residential and commercial construction booming, small business opportunities and associated economic activity continue to be prevalent in the area.
  • S.O.S FOr Small Business: Canadian business leaders want help for small companies.
  • Small business needs gas tax relief, not a new carbon levy: There has been a lot of talk about carbon taxes lately, and kudos go to Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall for refusing to sugar-coat the message about the economic harm a federal carbon tax would cause.

As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.

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