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View John Williamson Profile
CPC (NB)
View John Williamson Profile
2020-03-25 4:05 [p.2075]
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Madam Chair, I will be splitting my time with the hon. member for Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.
My question is for either the Minister of Employment or the Minister of Finance. Can small business owners collect the emergency support benefit at the same time they need to run a business? Must they not be working to get the benefit or can they work to rescue their business while collecting the benefit?
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View Bill Morneau Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bill Morneau Profile
2020-03-25 4:05 [p.2075]
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Madam Chair, the conditions that we are laying out are very simple. If someone has been in a position where, over the last 12 months, they have earned $5,000 or more, and if they find themselves with no income as a result of COVID-19 because they are at home, or perhaps, for example, their business does not have any revenue, they will be able to go forward and get that benefit. That means that an individual who runs a business that has no revenue now, but did have revenue before, will be able to apply for that benefit.
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View John Williamson Profile
CPC (NB)
View John Williamson Profile
2020-03-25 4:06 [p.2075]
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Madam Chair, interest rates on BDC loans are too high. What is the plan to bring them down so that Ottawa does not cripple small businesses?
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View Bill Morneau Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bill Morneau Profile
2020-03-25 4:06 [p.2075]
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Madam Chair, we are obviously making sure as we move forward with our plan with the business credit availability program that access to those funds is on a commercial basis. That is the way the BDC works. We will be working to make sure that happens while supporting credit guarantees behind it to ensure that the credit actually gets out to the market.
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View John Williamson Profile
CPC (NB)
View John Williamson Profile
2020-03-25 4:07 [p.2075]
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Madam Chair, unfortunately, rates as high as 17% are just too high when you add in that variable. Large businesses can see relief in this package, individuals can as well. What about small businesses? How are we going to help small businesses, micro businesses and mom-and-pop operations bridge this economic shock beyond the unemployment measures and other similar measures? What are we doing to help small businesses?
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View Bill Morneau Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bill Morneau Profile
2020-03-25 4:07 [p.2075]
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Madam Chair, there are a number of ways.
First, of course, we are helping by supporting employees so that small businesses can actually have their employees off, if they have employees. That is critically important.
Second, we are helping with a wage subsidy for any employees who stay.
Third, we have also said that we are going to defer any taxes owing up until August 31, which is important.
We are supporting small businesses in multiple ways and we remain open to considering things that we might need to do in the future to ensure that we have businesses that are able to bridge this gap.
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View Michael Barrett Profile
CPC (ON)
Madam Chair, COVID-19 is having immediate and devastating impacts on the tourism industry across Canada. Hotel and accommodations, restaurants, resorts and other attractions are all being hit hard by this terrible virus.
With the busy summer tourism season quickly approaching and no end in sight from COVID-19, can the government provide details to assure workers in the tourism industry that there will be an economic aid package provided to them, similar to or greater than what was provided after the SARS outbreak in 2003?
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View Bill Morneau Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bill Morneau Profile
2020-03-25 4:08 [p.2075]
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Madam Chair, again, the conditions under which people would be able to get the new Canada emergency response program aid are that they need to satisfy just two simple conditions. They need to have had $5,000 of income in the last 12 months and they need to find themselves in a position where their income has gone to nothing as a result of COVID-19. Those are the conditions. It will be available to Canadians across the country.
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View Michael Barrett Profile
CPC (ON)
Madam Chair, the crisis is putting a massive burden on municipalities. Municipalities are being asked to help fund food banks, help the homeless, and to cancel water, sewer and garbage collection bills, and even property taxes. What is the government's plan to increase funding to municipalities to allow them to continue to help Canadians get through this very challenging time?
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View Ahmed Hussen Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Ahmed Hussen Profile
2020-03-25 4:09 [p.2076]
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Madam Chair, that is a really important question.
In our response to COVID-19, one of the things that our government has prioritized is to make sure that we are there for our vulnerable populations. This means that we are proposing to invest $157.5 million in flexible funding, in the federal anti-homelessness response, which will go to help directly 58 communities to ensure that our vulnerable populations, especially the homeless population, are taken care of in this difficult time.
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View Michael Barrett Profile
CPC (ON)
Madam Chair, could the government tell me what measures it is going to put in place to help protect seniors, who make up a very vulnerable part of our population?
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View Ahmed Hussen Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Ahmed Hussen Profile
2020-03-25 4:10 [p.2076]
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Madam Chair, again that is a very important question.
We are making sure that we fund those vulnerable populations and work with communities across the country that are setting tables, to make sure that there is coordination to ensure that Meals on Wheels and other important programs for seniors continue.
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View Michael Chong Profile
CPC (ON)
View Michael Chong Profile
2020-03-25 4:10 [p.2076]
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Madam Chair, I will be splitting my time with the member for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan.
I have three quick questions for the Minister of Finance.
First, when will the government release the budget? Second, will it release a revised fiscal and economic update? Third, if so, when will it do that?
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View Bill Morneau Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Bill Morneau Profile
2020-03-25 4:11 [p.2076]
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Madam Chair, we are obviously in unprecedented times. We are dealing with this emergency immediately, and that is why we have moved forward with this plan.
We will be coming forward with some details about when we can move forward on an economic and fiscal plan. In a very dynamic economic situation, we want to carefully make sure that we have the appropriate information to make those plans. We are looking forward to doing that when the House resumes.
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View Michael Chong Profile
CPC (ON)
View Michael Chong Profile
2020-03-25 4:11 [p.2076]
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Madam Chair, this pandemic may push certain provinces into bankruptcy. What planning is the government undertaking in the event a province needs support?
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