Mr. Speaker, Bill C-102, designed to amend the Customs Act, has exactly that purpose in mind. It will encourage businesses to locate in Canada. It contains improvements that will streamline the duty deferral program and will make programs more user friendly and accessible. It will remove administrative restrictions and will ease cash flow pressures by providing as much up front duty relief as possible.
Regions, municipalities and businesses will be able to co-operate as a result in promoting their communities because a critical component of the bill encourages partnerships to encourage economic development.
I congratulate the member for St. Catharines because he has been a leading proponent of many of the initiatives in the bill.