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CFIB anxious to see how P.E.I. government proceeds on carbon pricing

['Erin McGrath-Gaudet, director for P.E.I. and intergovernmental policy, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, says business trends for 2015 are showing some reasons for optimism.']
['Erin McGrath-Gaudet, director for P.E.I. and intergovernmental policy, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, says business trends for 2015 are showing some reasons for optimism.']

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) on P.E.I. says small businesses still want a clear direction from the province on carbon pricing.

The CFIB was pleased to see government table a balanced budget and increase the basic personal tax exemption, but says the province’s direction on carbon pricing is still an outstanding issue.

The federal government has mandated a carbon pricing mechanism be in place for Jan. 1, 2018.

“The implementation of carbon pricing has the potential to negatively impact small businesses,” said Erin McGrath-Gaudet, CFIB’s director for P.E.I.

“We will be closely watching to see how government proceeds on this file.” 

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