Madam Speaker, part of the concurrence report, under recommendation 55, spoke to the support for the cultural, tourism and hospitality sectors. It asked about providing additional financial support to those sectors until COVID-19-related restrictions can be safely lifted.
One thing in the budget was disappointing for the stakeholder community, and there was almost unanimity in my conversations with stakeholder groups and the tourism industry. They were looking for an extension to the CEWS and the CERS programs until at least the end of the year. Some have even indicated that they may need them into the new year as we transition along, because tourism is not going to recover immediately. It is not like we are going to snap our fingers and 14 million people, who traditionally would come to Niagara Falls, are going to magically reappear. This is going to take time, and it is going to take effort and support for those sectors to get their feet back under them.
The member talks about tourism in his own community. Is he a little disappointed in the early end of these programs?