A local MP kicked off his small business tour of the province on Wednesday with a stop at the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.
Dan Albas, the MP for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, serves as the Shadow Minister for Small Business and plans to meet with business owners to prioritize their interests and hear about the important issues.
“I’m fortunate to live in and represent communities in the B.C. Okanagan, which, along with other regions in British Columbia, boasts one of the fastest growing and most vibrant small business sectors in the nation,” Albas said in a press release.
Albas will meet with small businesses throughout most of southern B.C., metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island. He’ll be back in his home province in the fall to chat with business owners in the north.
“It isn’t difficult to see that a number of Canadian local businesses are struggling under the current government’s small business tax changes and punitive regulatory regime, on top of growing uncertainty over issues like inter-provincial trade and weakening investment,” Albas said.
“Canadian small business owners deserve the peace of mind and confidence that their products will stay competitive and successful in a changing economic landscape. I hope to bring their issues to the forefront of public discourse.”
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