Sound economic fundamentals key for job creation says business group

September 27, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Liberals ignore call for lower taxes, power rate relief

HALIFAX, NS – Fuel and energy costs are the top cost constraint on small business job creation, according to the CFIB Business Barometer for September 2013. Taxes and regulation are a close second. Both the Dexter NDP and McNeil Liberals ignore these barriers for job creation.

Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says the real solution to freeing up our small businesses to create more jobs lies in getting our economy on the right track.

“The Liberals have no plan to address taxes and regulation and their so-called energy policy doesn’t stop rate increases,” said Baillie. “Coasting along without a plan, as the Liberals propose, will not enable our small businesses to grow and will result in fewer jobs.”

Baillie promises to make creating jobs in Nova Scotia easier for small businesses by reducing the tax they pay to zero per cent, freezing power rates and tearing up the job-killing labour laws the McNeil Liberals support.

Baillie says the McNeil Liberals’ approach mirrors the failed policies of the Dexter NDP.

“Small businesses are struggling under the Dexter NDP because of high taxes and high power rates, but Stephen McNeil is only offering them more of the same,” said Baillie. “Only the Progressive Conservatives have a real plan that will allow small businesses to thrive and grow by getting our economic fundamentals right.”