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View Jagmeet Singh Profile
NDP (BC)
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2020-04-29 16:32 [p.2259]
Mr. Speaker, we could absolutely solve this problem.
First, if a company right now is registered in an offshore tax haven and wants government support, it can commit to removing its money from that offshore tax haven and putting it back into the public. It can commit to contributing its fair share. With that ironclad commitment, it can receive support.
In addition, we need to make sure that any support we deliver is guaranteed to go to workers. We do not want a situation where a company receives a blank cheque. We have seen the Conservatives do that in the past, during the 2007-08 crisis, when companies received billions of dollars of public money, only to shut down their factories and move them to other jurisdictions while jobs are lost in Canada.
There should never be, in any sector, a blank cheque given to any corporation. Corporations should be required to have ironclad agreements that the support will go directly to maintaining or creating jobs, hiring people in the country where that support is given.
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