NORTH BATTLEFORD – An NDP government will eliminate the small business tax, helping over 98 per cent of Saskatchewan businesses grow, the party announced today in North Battleford.
“Small businesses employ one-third of all workers in ¬Saskatchewan,” said NDP leader, Dwain Lingenfelter. “Our plan is a promise to lower the tax burden on those community-builders and job creators so they can grow, hire and make their own success a part of the Saskatchewan story.”
Supplementary to the phased-out elimination of the small business tax, the NDP will work with small businesses to provide on-the-job training for skilled workers, filling a gap in trades and skilled workers in order to give businesses the employee resources to expand.
The program will also include the introduction of the Northern Economic Strategy, which will expand business opportunities in forestry, mining, tourism, processing and aquaculture. An emphasis of the Northern Economic Strategy will be job creation by small business.
The fully-costed plan also includes the resources to review small business regulations to cut unnecessary red tape.
“Entrepreneurs in a diversity of sectors have been builders of this province,” said Lingenfelter. “We want to encourage that model to continue and thrive.”
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Now we wait for the Saskatchewan Party to claim that this policy will cost a TRILLION DOLLARS, and for the Regina Leader-Post to back them up!