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Small Business Week  Mr. Speaker, today I am pleased to update the House on an incredible Small Business Week 2017. This week our government announced that we are delivering on our commitment to reduce the small business tax rate to 9%, while making our tax system fairer for all Canadians. The BDC

October 20th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, we have listened to Canadians who lent their voice to this discussion on tax planning using private corporations. That is why we are bringing forward measures that will demonstrate we are focusing on supporting the middle class, those working hard to join the middle

October 16th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise in the House on Small Business Week, as we celebrate the hard work of all of Canada's entrepreneurs and small business owners, including farmers. I thank the member opposite for this opportunity to discuss tax fairness. Our government knows

October 16th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, as the member mentioned, I live in a rural riding, and I have taken the opportunity to talk to many of my constituents, some of whom are doctors. There are a few things I would like to point out. First of all, only 40% of doctors are incorporated. This is not targete

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is important that we take a step back and realize that we are absolutely not targeting small businesses or farmers. This is about creating a tax system that is fair for all, including many small business owners and farmers. The member asked why we would choose to

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to the issue of tax fairness and our government's efforts to bring greater fairness to Canada's tax system. At its core, this is about a key commitment our government made during the election campaign, and has worked every day t

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Taxation  Madam Speaker, we will carefully consider all the decisions we make. They will be guided by our main objective, which is to ensure fairness for the middle class and all those working hard to join it. We want to strike a balance, give everyone the chance to succeed, and put an end

September 28th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Taxation  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak about the government's proposals concerning tax strategies involving private corporations. As members know, we are currently conducting consultations on proposals to address tax benefits for private corporations. The g

September 28th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Tourism  Mr. Speaker, I would like to welcome to Ottawa the ministers of tourism and indigenous leaders attending the meeting of the Canadian Council for Tourism Ministers. Our government knows that tourism is an economic driver, representing almost 2% of GDP and supporting more than 1.7

September 28th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Regional Economic Development  Mr. Speaker, Atlantic Canada faces a number of unique challenges in growing our economy and encouraging businesses to innovate and export. One of those challenges is helping high-growth potential firms grow and stay in Atlantic Canada. These firms are generally small in size but

June 14th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Salaries Act  Mr. Speaker, what I am hearing here today is another reflection of the disconnection that members opposite have with Atlantic Canada. We have been very strong in advocating for the issues that are important to us and the things that our constituents are talking to us about. Jus

June 8th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Immigration in Atlantic Canada  Mr. Speaker, on November 2, 2016, I was proud to see every member of this House united and voting in favour of my Motion No. 39 to study the issue of immigration in Atlantic Canada. There was a mutual recognition of Atlantic Canada's important contribution to our country. Sadly,

June 8th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Canadians Born in 1967  Mr. Speaker, Canada celebrated its 100th birthday in 1967. In that year 370,894 Canadians were born. These centennial babies were born when Frank Sinatra and The Supremes were fighting for top billing on the charts, in the year the Toronto Maple Leafs won its last Stanley Cup, an

May 10th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Holidays Act  Madam Speaker, I am honoured to rise today and speak to Bill C-311, an act to amend the Holidays Act for Remembrance Day. I want to praise my colleague, the hon. member for West Nova, for bringing forward the bill, but also for his tireless efforts on behalf of the women and me

May 4th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, every morning Canadians get up and start their daily routines. They take care of their kids, bid good day to their partners, and head to work. Every day there are those who do the same, but their work is our safety. They run into fire, perform CPR on our loved ones,

April 11th, 2017House debate

Alaina LockhartLiberal