Canada’s labour minister visits city to plug wage credit

Canada’s labour minister visited Kamloops last week to talk about what the federal government is doing for small businesses

Canada’s labour minister visited a Kamloops small business this week to talk about – you guessed it – what the federal government is doing for small businesses.

Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt stopped by ROI Media Works’ cozy offices just off McGill Road on Tuesday, April 17, where she touted the benefits of a small-business wage credit introduced last year.

“The credit worked,” she said, pointing out ROI is making use of it for hiring and training new staff.

“It’s nice seeing when you put a policy in place that somebody’s actually using it.”

Krishna Lakkineni, ROI Media Works’ CEO, said he uses the federal government’s high-power wage subsidy program for his new hires.

“It’s a really great program,” he said, noting the feds cover half of the salaries of his workers when they’re undergoing on-the-job training.

Flanked by Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod, Raitt also spoke about the recently announced one per cent drop in taxes for small businesses.

– Kamloops This Week