This is from a recent report out of B.C.:
Over the last five years, British Columbia has led the country in growth in the number of small businesses. Between 2001 and 2006, the count of small businesses in the province surged 11.0 per cent, more than triple the national growth average of 3.6 per cent. Alberta (+7.6 per cent), and Manitoba (+4.8 per cent) were the only other provinces to exceed the Canadian average. Declines among other provinces ranged from 1.4 percent in New Brunswick to 11.9 per cent in Saskatchewan.
They cut small business taxes to the bone, the CFIB cheered loudly, the Chamber of Commerce was grinning from ear to ear…..
…and the number of small businesses dropped.