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e-4723 (Business and trade)

Initiated by Morgan Peters from Fredericton, New Brunswick

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • The COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented disruptions on the lives and wellbeing of Canadian, including the prosperity of small and medium-sized enterprises and for the Canadian economy overall;
  • In response to these disruptive impacts of the Pandemic, the government responded by creating the Canada Emergency Business Account Program (CEBA) and the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) which nearly 900,000 businesses benefited from; and
  • In 2023, many small businesses have yet to recover from the financial impact of the pandemic, and have faced the added pressures of rising costs and a tight labour market and rural regions have been slower to rebound from the pandemic, facing inequitable impacts on their recoveries.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to extend the deadline to qualify for partial loan forgiveness under the CEBA and RRRF until at least January 18, 2025.
Open for signature
December 11, 2023, at 2:06 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
January 10, 2024, at 2:06 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Jenica Atwin
Liberal Caucus
New Brunswick