On October 30, over 90 practitioners took part in an event to hear updates on the state of the province from The Hon. Scott Fielding, Minister of Finance and the Hon. Ralph Eichler, Minister of Economic Development and Training. Bruce Ball, FCPA, FCA, CFP, Vice-President, Taxation for CPA Canada also provided an update on the federal pre-budget submission.
Following the presentations, members of CPA Manitoba’s Tax Committee facilitated group discussions to gather insights on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to small and medium businesses in Manitoba. These responses were provided to the provincial government in order to aid in their understanding of the strength of Manitoba’s economy and how they should assist in economic recovery efforts going forward.