Small and medium size business are the main drivers of employment and prosperity. They are also the key to local, sustainable jobs, and resilient communities and economies. Many large multinational companies are subsidized in a variety of ways and funnel profits out of Canada while small businesses keep all of the jobs and profit here and pay all of the taxes. Resource extraction companies are the most heavily subsidized, and when the resource has been extracted and the profits wane, they pack up and leave the mess for the tax payers to clean up, and the community to die. The Green party needs a strong economic platform and support for small business will be huge in that respect. Also the fact that the Green party will not accept any contributions from any union or corporation speaks volumes for their ability to work for all citizens, and not to favour the self serving big business and big union donors.