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My Advice to Politicians - Let Me Do My Job!


As a business owner I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to stay on top of the next great idea” from various well meaning levels of government trying to make our world a better place.

This effort does not include the already existing multitude of bureaucracies involved for anyone trying to just run a business.

As the election gets closer, inevitably the politicians will be asking how they can help “the engine of growth” Canada’s small businesses?  At the same time they will be listening to the various lobby groups trying to get their “next great idea” on the list of things to be implemented.

My unsolicited advice to politicians …stop tinkering!

What we need right now … and probably for the next 12 to 18 months is a period of stability where we business owners can focus on running our businesses and not have to worry about impending legislation that is going to hurt us.  If I could focus on my business and not have to be involved in lobbying efforts and rearguard survival against well meaning politicians I (and the thousands of small business owners across Canada) can grow my business, add jobs and create a tax base that provide stability for the future. 

Enough said …