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Tourism Industry  Mr. Speaker, small businesses are essential to my riding of Richmond Centre. With Vancouver International Airport, YVR, as Canada's gateway to the Asia Pacific, I am proud of the work our entrepreneurs are doing to promote tourism and hospitality, while creating-jobs in Richmond

May 17th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Small Business  Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister has said that small businesses are just there to help rich people avoid taxes. Clearly, he has never met the hard-working entrepreneurs who actually own small businesses across our nation. It seems he will continue the attack on these middle-class

March 20th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, 2016 was a difficult year for our small business owners. Their hiring credit was axed, their payroll taxes were increased, and they did not get the tax cut the Liberals promised. Small businesses are being targeted by the Liberals for being too small and the Prime Mi

March 8th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Women in Small Business  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise on this day, International Women's Day, to highlight women in small businesses. In Canada, 47% of small and medium-sized enterprises are wholly or partly owned by women. As a former small business owner myself, I understand that running a bu

March 8th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate my colleague's holistic approach. In the city of Richmond, I already have parents and concerned community people wondering why there is no consultation and their views are not heard. Their representatives' voice is not heard because the Liberals just shu

February 14th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I have to stress that Canada has always been a good friend of Ukraine. I remember when Prime Minister Harper and I attended the opening ceremony of APEC in Beijing. The first thing he said to Putin was to get out of Ukraine. That shows the Conservative Party's stro

February 7th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Statistics Act  Mr. Speaker, it is important that the independence of Stats Canada be maintained so that a government would not be able to meddle with the data. However, there should be guidelines as well regarding how the data is stored, the reach of the chief statistician, how the information

February 7th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Statistics Act  Mr. Speaker, this is one of the concerns I mentioned in my speech. That portion of the bill is my major concern, because we have 13 provinces and territories, but in the new council the Liberals are proposing, there are only 10 members. This means that three provinces and territo

February 7th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Statistics Act  Mr. Speaker, in my speech I mentioned more than three or four times the importance of the work of Stats Canada and recognized the usefulness of collecting quality data. The most important thing to remember when collecting any data is the protection of privacy and the assurance th

February 7th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Statistics Act  Mr. Speaker, today I wish to join my colleagues in the discussion regarding Bill C-36 and the proposed changes to the Statistics Act. Although many changes are proposed in the bill, ranging from minor language updates to creating a new Canadian statistics advisory council, the br

February 7th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Lunar New Year  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to extend greetings to all my colleagues and Canadians across our country on the occasion of lunar new year. This year, as we celebrate the Year of the Rooster, we recognize the importance of hard work and seek success in our workplaces. The rooster

January 31st, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Pacific Autism Family Network  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure today to rise and congratulate the Pacific Autism Family Network that has just opened its new family hub in my riding of Richmond Centre. With family-friendly spaces created specifically to foster a calm and collaborative environment, the family h

December 1st, 2016House debate

Alice WongConservative

Canada Pension Plan  Madam Speaker, I just heard what the member opposite said and would like to correct her in many ways. I have been consulting entrepreneurs across the nation. I have been consulting seniors in my own riding and across this nation. I have been speaking and listening to seniors for

November 29th, 2016House debate

Alice WongConservative

Canada Pension Plan  Madam Speaker, this is exactly what I said in my speech. We need to help those seniors who are in poverty. One reason is that some have not even applied. Second, they are not able to administer their own funds. That is why I empowered the cities to look for these seniors, includi

November 29th, 2016House debate

Alice WongConservative

Canada Pension Plan  Madam Speaker, what small businesses would not like to see right now is a payroll tax hike. There are other taxes the Liberals promised to reduce, like the small business tax, but they did not follow up on their promise. Small businesses are having a tough time paying more taxes,

November 29th, 2016House debate

Alice WongConservative