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View Wayne Long Profile
Lib. (NB)
It sounds much better.
View Rob Moore Profile
CPC (NB)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
This is an ongoing issue that is impacting small businesses all over my riding and small businesses from coast to coast to coast in our great country.
Two weeks ago I asked the minister about businesses that continue to fall through the cracks, businesses that are not eligible for supports for the simple fact that they have operated their business out of a personal bank account rather than opening up a business bank account. They qualify in every other way except for the bank account they operate from.
When I asked the minister about this a couple of weeks ago, it was indicated that help would be coming, yet we have not seen it. Where is the help for businesses that are struggling and are at risk of closing down permanently?
View Rob Moore Profile
CPC (NB)
Mr. Chair, applicants to the regional relief and recovery fund program in Atlantic Canada are to receive help through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. They are required to attest that they've applied to other government programs before being deemed eligible for support.
Let's think of what that means. It means that they are required to have applied for a program even if they know they do not qualify. Even if they have been told by their accountant or their lawyer that they do not qualify, they are being told that they must attest to having applied for one of these other programs. This means they are applying for a program like CERB, CEBA, or the wage subsidy even if they know they are not eligible.
Is it the government's intention to have small business owners apply for programs they know they are not eligible for in order to receive support from Canada's regional development agencies like ACOA?
View Rob Moore Profile
CPC (NB)
I thank the minister for her answer, but this gets to the very question being asked of businesses before they apply. They have to attest that they've applied for one of these other programs in order to be eligible. I would be happy to take the minister up on the offer to help out with specific cases, but there are many cases across our country of business owners receiving advice from professionals that they're not eligible for these other programs. That cannot be a criterion. If we want to help these businesses, it cannot be a criterion for accessing programming under ACOA that they have applied to another program for which they are not eligible.
Will the minister commit to clarifying this so that a business isn't being asked to do something they know they ought not to do?
View Jenica Atwin Profile
GP (NB)
View Jenica Atwin Profile
2020-05-19 13:31
Mr. Chair, I recently spoke with the leadership of the Native Women's Association of Canada, and they do not feel heard within this government. They are frustrated by the red tape in funding applications, with colonial criteria that leave them either without operational funding or without infrastructure funding, depending on the stream.
Their disappointment with being left out of critical discussions was also expressed in a letter to the Prime Minister in March.
In light of the one-year anniversary of the release of the report “Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls”, and considering the recent spike in indigenous women experiencing violence due to COVID-19, would the minister commit to direct, solid core funding for the Native Women's Association of Canada?
View Jenica Atwin Profile
GP (NB)
View Jenica Atwin Profile
2020-05-19 13:33
I thank the minister for that response.
Mr. Chair, I'm going to switch gears as well. On May 17, we joined our voices to support the 2SLGBTQQIA rights during the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
In a statement on that day, the Prime Minister said that this community continues to face stigma and discrimination for simply being themselves.
In 2015 a promise was made to Canadians to put an end to the policy prohibiting men who have intimate relations with other men from donating blood. While it is true that the temporary ban period has been reduced, this shorter ban period has not had a real impact on the ability to give blood with dignity, and the policy in place remains a discriminatory one.
Mr. Chair, can the minister clarify why this discriminatory legislation has not yet been repealed and when all men, regardless of who they love, will also be allowed to save lives by giving blood?
View Jenica Atwin Profile
GP (NB)
View Jenica Atwin Profile
2020-05-19 13:34
Mr. Chair, the Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta is making a heartfelt plea with its Sauvons Saint-Jean campaign. The University of Alberta's Campus Saint-Jean is the only French-language post-secondary institution in Alberta.
Campus Saint-Jean is in financial straits owing to chronic underfunding. It may be forced to close. We must continue to support the dreams of students as they fulfill their potential in whichever language they choose.
Can the minister confirm today that the federal government will step in to help the Franco-Albertan community and save an institution that is a pillar for western Canada's francophones? After all, the government did the same for Franco-Ontarians in the case of Université de l'Ontario français.
View Jenica Atwin Profile
GP (NB)
View Jenica Atwin Profile
2020-05-19 13:36
Mr. Chair, my final question will be for the Minister of Finance. When can we expect to see the updated budget?
View Jenica Atwin Profile
GP (NB)
View Jenica Atwin Profile
2020-05-19 13:36
My pleasure.
For the Minister of Finance, through you, Mr. Chair: When can we expect the updated budget?
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
I call this meeting to order.
Welcome to meeting number 10 of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.
I'd like to outline a few rules to follow. Most of our MPs are now familiar with them, but I will go through some of them for our witnesses.
Interpretation in this video conference will work very much like it does in a regular committee meeting. You have the choice at the bottom of your screen of floor, English or French. When you intervene, please make sure that the language channel is set to the language you intend to speak, not the floor channel. This is very important. It will reduce the number of times we need to stop because the interpretation is inaudible for our participants. It will maximize the time we spend exchanging with each other.
Witnesses, could I get a nod from you that you understand how to change the channel if you want to change your language. Mr. VanderHout, Mr. Keenan, Mr. Lemaire and Mr. Gilroy, are you good with that? Okay.
Also, before speaking, please wait until I recognize you by name. When you are ready to speak, you can click on the microphone icon to activate your mike.
Make sure your microphone is off when you are not speaking.
We're ready to begin now.
I'd like to welcome our witnesses to today's hearing.
Today, for our first hour, we have, from the Canadian Horticultural Council, Mr. Brian Gilroy, president, and Mr. Jan VanderHout, vice-president. Welcome to both of you. From the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, we have Mr. Ron Lemaire, president. Welcome, Ron. From the United Potato Growers of Canada, we have Mr. Ray Keenan, chairman, and Mr. Kevin MacIsaac, general manager.
I know we're working to reduce statements from 10 minutes to seven minutes, but because we did not have time to do that before the meeting, we will have a 10-minute opening statement from each organization.
Let's start with the Canadian Horticultural Council, with up to 10 minutes between Brian Gilroy and Jan VanderHout. Go ahead.
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
Sorry. We're up to 10 minutes, so we have to move on to our next witness. On this one, you might have a chance to come back later through the questions.
For the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, we have Mr. Ron Lemaire.
Mr. Lemaire, you have up to 10 minutes.
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
Thank you, Mr. Lemaire.
We will now move to the United Potato Growers of Canada, Mr. Keenan and Mr. MacIsaac.
Your organization has up to 10 minutes to make your statements. Go ahead, please.
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
Thank you.
Would you like to speak, Mr. Keenan?
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
You have almost three minutes left. Go ahead.
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
Mr. Keenan, unfortunately, that's all the time we have. Thank you very much.
Now we'll go to our round of questions.
We'll start with Ms. Rood for up to six minutes.
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
You have one and a half minutes, Ms. Rood.
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
Thank you, Mr. Keenan and Ms. Rood.
Mr. Drouin, you now have the floor for seven minutes.
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
Very quickly, please.
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
Thank you, Mr. MacIsaac.
Mr. Perron, you have the floor for six minutes.
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
Thank you, Mr. Keenan.
Now we will go to Mr. MacGregor for up to six minutes.
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
Time is up, thank you.
That's it for this panel. I want to thank the Canadian Horticultural Council, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association and the United Potato Growers of Canada for this very interesting conversation.
If everybody can set their clock and be back in five minutes, we'll start the second panel.
Thank you all.
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
Welcome back, everyone.
I'd just like to make a few comments for the benefit of the new witnesses.
Before speaking, please wait until I recognize you by name. When you are ready to speak, you can click on the microphone icon to activate it.
Also, interpretation in this video conference will work very much as it does in a regular committee meeting. You have the choice at the bottom of your screen of either floor, English or French. When you intervene, please make sure your language channel is set to the language you intend to speak, and not the floor. This is very important. It will reduce the number of times we need to stop because the interpretation is inaudible for the participants, and it will maximize the time we spend exchanging with each other.
When you're not speaking, please put your microphone on mute.
I would now like to welcome our witnesses for this second hour.
We have from Bio-En Power Inc., Mr. Earl Brubacher, manager.
From Food & Consumer Products of Canada, we have Carla Ventin, senior vice-president, government relations.
From Whyte's Foods Inc., we have Elisabeth Kawaja, president; and Philippe Blondin, vice-president.
Welcome to you all. We will start with up to 10 minutes for opening statements, beginning with Food & Consumer Products of Canada.
Ms. Ventin, go ahead, please.
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
Thank you, Ms. Ventin.
Now we'll go to Whyte's Foods Incorporated. Elisabeth Kawaja and Mr. Philippe Blondin, between you, you have up to 10 minutes. Go ahead.
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
Thank you, Ms. Kawaja.
Go ahead, Mr. Brubacher, for up to 10 minutes.
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
I'm listening, Mr. Perron.
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
Yes, I just received a call from the clerk.
I'm sorry, Mr. Brubacher. We're going to have to cut it short because the translators cannot hear with the quality of the voice at this stage. We really apologize for that, but we're going to have to cut it here, because we do have to provide translation.
Again, thank you for being here. Maybe we'll have a chance some other time to hear your testimony.
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
With that, we'll go to our rounds of questions.
Ms. Rood, you are up for six minutes. Go ahead.
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
Thank you, Mr. Blondin, and thank you, Ms. Rood.
Now we will go to Mr. Kody Blois, for up to six minutes.
Go ahead, Mr. Blois.
View Pat Finnigan Profile
Lib. (NB)
You have roughly a minute and 40 seconds.
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