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View James Cumming Profile
CPC (AB)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you all for coming today.
I'll direct my first questions to the pair from MNP.
It was a great presentation, very concise and very helpful, with treatment of both interest and succession in family business. I can assure you, from my years of experience in business, that I can't think of one time when I wanted to borrow money for an interest deduction, so I think you're on the right track.
However, on the unintended consequences of that, I think it has big consequences on business growth, particularly for medium-sized business. Can you speak to that? I see a working capital issue. It has very far-reaching effects.
View James Cumming Profile
CPC (AB)
I want to ask you about another thing, which is not in your presentation, but it relates to the fairness of the application of some of the new rules, the TOSI rules, which I know you are very familiar with. It seems to me that for a lot of small businesses, particularly husband and wife operations, the rules appear to be quite discriminatory against the spouse.
Can you comment a little bit on that? I know it is a big issue. We've heard from many presenters about the TOSI rules.
View James Cumming Profile
CPC (AB)
Do I have some time left?
View James Cumming Profile
CPC (AB)
I want to shift to Mr. Chapman.
I'm learning a lot today that I didn't realize. I'm new to Parliament. A beer caucus is something I haven't heard of.
View James Cumming Profile
CPC (AB)
Your proposal is pretty straightforward, but I want to shift gears a bit about some of the things I hear about the industry and the struggles of the industry or growth of the industry for a lot of start-up breweries, a lot of microbreweries.
Can you talk a little bit about barriers, particularly interprovincial trade barriers and how they've been affecting the industry?
View Michael Cooper Profile
CPC (AB)
Yes.
To the MNP witnesses, the U.K. and the U.S. recently made changes with respect to interest deductibility. Could you very briefly comment on those changes? Then I'll reserve the rest of the time for Mr. Morantz.
View James Cumming Profile
CPC (AB)
Thank you, all of you, for coming today. I very much appreciate your taking the time.
Mr. Kiss, I want to talk a little bit about some of the things you talked about. It couldn't have been easy to have to lay off 600 people. It strikes me that you're really not asking for a break. You're not asking for a tax break. Really, you're asking to be able to do what you do well and to continue to expand your business, which, obviously, will help with.... We hear a lot about people needing more money and more money from the tax coffers of the federal government.
If it were given the opportunity to grow, what would the potential for your business be? What's the potential for that kind of tax revenue, not just for the coffers but for things that you buy outside of the provinces of Alberta or Saskatchewan?
View James Cumming Profile
CPC (AB)
We're hearing a lot about Teck Frontier. How important is that project to Alberta and to the resource industry in Alberta?
View Michael Cooper Profile
CPC (AB)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Mr. Lancastle, you talked about the stress test and in particular the renewal aspect in terms of changing lenders who are being locked in. Do you know how many Canadians are impacted by that right now? In other words, they would like to or could potentially change lenders upon renewal, but are locked in because they would not satisfy the stress test.
View Michael Cooper Profile
CPC (AB)
Do you wish to add anything about the stress test more broadly? I know you said the focus is on the renewal aspect, but do you have anything else to add?
Tied into that, I think you're right that we are talking about a group of borrowers who are low-risk. Making this change doesn't add any financial stress to the system. Is there any argument to say we shouldn't provide an exception? It seems to me to be a no-brainer.
View Michael Cooper Profile
CPC (AB)
Right. Thank you for that.
Ms. Rodrigues, you alluded to some gaps in terms of mental health supports and funding within the framework of the publicly administered health care system. Could you elaborate on some of those gaps that you see?
View Michael Cooper Profile
CPC (AB)
Thank you.
Chair, how much time do I have?
View Michael Cooper Profile
CPC (AB)
Ms. Rodrigues, could you elaborate on the $50 million that you're requesting? Is that a one-time commitment? Could you expand on that?
View James Cumming Profile
CPC (AB)
Thank you, all of you, for coming here today.
Dr. Krahn, my dad had a pacemaker. One of the things that really impressed me was the advent of technology in terms of participating; he could monitor from home rather than having to go to the hospital. He was able to do it remotely.
You talked about the collection of data. I'm fully onside with you, in that there seem to be a lot of silos in that collection of data. You spoke directly to the cardiac data. Can you offer an opinion? It's not just a cardiac issue. I would suspect that this is an issue of data collection throughout the medical field. Is the barrier just in getting the systems in place, or are there interprovincial barriers, too, between the provinces on the sharing of that data?
View James Cumming Profile
CPC (AB)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you to all the witnesses, particularly you, Ms. Daenzer and Ms. Sullivan, for your very personal remarks. I very much appreciate your stories.
I would like to address most of my questions towards you, Mr. Kobly. You've painted a pretty dire picture of what's going on in Alberta right now with regard to business confidence and a high unemployment rate. I don't think you mentioned the flight of capital as well.
Can you elaborate on what we need to see in the province, on the ground with your members, as it relates to regulation, deregulation, access to markets and to capital, and all of those things that are really impeding Alberta's ability to grow and to grow the economy and employ people?
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