Madam Speaker, this is a first.
Sugar shacks are the perfect example of a food service business that is only open in the spring, and their season cannot be postponed. Sugar shacks lost 100% of their revenue last year during the first wave and 100% this year during the third wave, yet there is no federal assistance program tailored to their needs. Clearly no one is aware of this.
This type of business only exists in Quebec. Perhaps this is why the people in Ottawa are not familiar with sugar shacks. It is not right that after the pandemic ruined two spring seasons, the federal government has still not realized that it needs to help sugar shacks, because everyone around the world considers them to be part of Quebec's heritage.
When will the government do something?