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The Economy  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Laval, the member for Marc-Aurèle-Fortin, for his excellent question. It goes without saying that our economy depends on our talented young people. That is why we marked World Youth Skills Day by investing $3.1 million in 14

July 20th, 2020House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Tourism Industry  Mr. Speaker, obviously I agree with my colleague. Many outfitters and tourism operators are deeply impacted by the pandemic and the economic crisis. That is why we decided to come up with a new fund, the regional recovery fund, which is there to help them. We have been supporting

July 20th, 2020House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, of course it goes without saying that the agricultural sector is extremely important. We believe in agricultural production and in our farmers. That is why we said that we would be there to help them with compensation. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food is ha

July 20th, 2020House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Madam Chair, here is what the government is doing for businesses in Essex and Leamington: the wage subsidy, the rent relief program, the CEBA account, and also support through the FedDev agency. If my colleague has specific issues with businesses in Essex and Leamington, please

July 8th, 2020House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Madam Chair, I thank the member for the thank you.

July 8th, 2020House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Madam Chair, of course we are always there for all our business owners and entrepreneurs to make sure they can make ends meet. We know they are facing very difficult times during this pandemic and economic crisis. If my colleague has a specific case in mind, he can please come to

July 8th, 2020House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Chair, indeed, tourism support is across the economic development portfolio. We have already announced $70 million. That is $30 million to Destination Canada to support destination marketing organizations, which we call DMOs, all across the country. We are also supporting b

June 17th, 2020House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Chair, obviously we believe in the importance of arts and culture. Contrary to the past government, we decided to really help the sector because artists right now do not necessarily have jobs and a lot of theatres are closed, so $500 million is there to help them, and they

June 17th, 2020House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Chair, I know Yves Montigny and Réjean Porlier very well. It seems to be getting late. What I was trying to say to the member is that my colleague, the Minister of Rural Economic Development is well aware of the Internet issues. She has been given a strong mandate in that

June 17th, 2020House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Chair, I thank my colleague for her speech. It goes without saying that we support the people of Côte-Nord. We understand that they are clearly struggling right now, whether it is in the natural resources sector, in the fisheries sector, or in the various sectors found on

June 17th, 2020House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, we have invested $71 million in our CFDCs in Quebec. When we include the Community Futures Network outside of Quebec, we have invested $267 million. These are good investments because entrepreneurs in the regions often have difficulty accessing a bank or financial i

June 17th, 2020House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague, who is a strong advocate for western economic diversification and for the Prairies in general. Definitely, we wanted to help entrepreneurs and business owners all across the west. We know they have been hard hit by the pandemic and the economic

June 17th, 2020House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague, the member for Pontiac. He is a strong advocate for regional economic development and the CFDC network. When we started looking at what was happening on the ground, we realized just how much of an impact the pandemic was having on our businesse

June 17th, 2020House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to be here today to talk about the work being done by Canada's six regional economic development agencies and what they have done to support Canadian businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is having a huge impact on Canadians from

June 17th, 2020House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Chair, it is great to see my colleague back in the House, and it is also great to have a good answer for him, because if that company does not have access to the CEBA account, let us definitely work together to make sure they will get access to funding through WD, Western E

June 17th, 2020House debate

Mélanie JolyLiberal