The Saskatchewan NDP have pledged to eliminate the small business tax in Saskatchewan during a campaign stop in North Battleford this morning.
“Small businesses employ one-third of all workers in Saskatchewan,” stated 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.”
In addition to their plan to phase-out the small business tax, the NDP pledges to 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.
This training 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.
“Entrepreneurs in a diversity of sectors have been builders of this province,” said Lingenfelter. “We want to encourage that model to continue and thrive.”