Diane Finley highlights Small Business Saturday in Haldimand-Norfolk

Simcoe, Ontario – Small business entrepreneurs are the motors that drive the Canadian economy forward, creating jobs and growth across the country and right here in Haldimand-Norfolk. As part of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ Canada’s Small Business Saturday, MP Diane Finley highlighted the Harper Government’s latest actions that are delivering results for small business entrepreneurs.

“Small business entrepreneurs are key to growing our economy and keeping our communities strong,” said Ms. Finley. “Our Government is focused on the economy and committed to supporting entrepreneurs by keeping taxes low, cutting unnecessary red tape, and promoting Canadian exports to new markets.”

“Everywhere I go, Canadians are almost universally supportive of hard-working entrepreneurs who create jobs and keep our economy moving,” said CFIB’s president Dan Kelly. “Canada’s Small Business Saturday is going to connect a lot of hard-working entrepreneurs with Canadians who value the work they do,” added Kelly. “On October 20th if we all shop small it can make a big difference.”

Some of the Harper Government’s recent key actions supporting small business entrepreneurs include: 

  • Cutting red tape through the Red Tape Reduction Plan, an ambitious plan applying common sense solutions to business irritants in areas ranging from tax and payroll, to labour, transport and trade;
  • Promoting Canadian exports through an ambitious trade plan which includes nine recently signed trade agreements and twelve new foreign investment promotion and protection agreements;
  • Extending the temporary Hiring Credit for Small Businesses for one year to help employer’s with the cost of new hires;
  • Introducing Pooled Registered Pension Plans, which provides small business entrepreneurs with a framework to offer pensions to employees at a lower cost; and
  • Keeping the small business tax rate low at 11 per cent.

Presented by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) in partnership with Interac® Canada, this year is the first edition of Canada’s Small Business Saturday, the day when Canadians come together to celebrate the critical role of small- and medium-sized businesses in communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Entrepreneurs can reach out to new customers, and consumers can find all sorts of special deals.

For more information about the Harper Government’s actions for small business entrepreneurs, please visit: http://www.actionplan.gc.ca/en/initiative-glossary/business

For more information about Canada’s Small Business Saturday, please visit: https://www.shopsmallbiz.ca/homepage.aspx


For more information, please contact:

Don Edwards
Office of the Hon. Diane Finley, P.C.
Member of Parliament for Haldimand Norfolk