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Small business owner Mike Buensuceso at his shop, Asian Central, in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Small business owner Mike Buensuceso at his shop, Asian Central, in Whitehorse, Yukon.
(Ian Stewart For The Globe and Mail)

Small businesses more confident (but not enough to invest)

A new report from Bank of Montreal suggests Canada’s small-business owners are becoming more optimistic. But there is still scant evidence that they are prepared to back that confidence with money, and their reticence is a significant obstacle on the Bank of Canada’s prescribed path for economic recovery.