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COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Speaker, will the fiscal snapshot include what funds will be allocated for businesses that use personal chequing accounts and want to apply for the CEBA program?

July 8th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Proceedings of the House and Committees  Mr. Speaker, of course there are all kinds of things we could be debating. A private member's bill is just one of many things. There are numerous bills that are life-changing for people. That is why we come here. That is why members put in private members' bills. They want to deb

May 26th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Proceedings of the House and Committees  Mr. Speaker, I am glad we have a program in place that can allow people to borrow more, but if the member had listened to my speech, she would know the issue is not the borrowing. Businesses do not have the capital to generate the revenue to repay the loans. Granted, they have no

May 26th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Proceedings of the House and Committees  Mr. Speaker, it is a great pleasure to follow that very impressive intervention. I will be sharing my time today with the member for Thérèse-De Blainville. It is a great honour for me to rise today and debate this motion on the floor with my colleagues, but I want to start by t

May 26th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Proceedings of the House and Committees  Mr. Speaker, the member mentioned quite a bit in her speech the difficulty that businesses in her riding are experiencing, particularly getting workers back to work and the programs the Liberals have put in place that are making it difficult to get those people back to work. I wo

May 26th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Government Programs  Mr. Speaker, businesses across the country are struggling, and the government has been saying that if the emergency business loan is not enough, entrepreneurs should apply for the business credit availability program that provides loan guarantees through Export Development Canada

May 26th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Small Enterprises  Mr. Speaker, weeks after they were first announced, the Liberals' small business relief programs still need effective changes. The CEBA loans can only be accessed with a business chequing account. The wage subsidy excludes consultants and contractors, punishes owner-operators and

May 25th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Rent Assistance  Mr. Speaker, today, the Liberals' rent relief program is open for applications, but thousands of commercial landlords across the country still refuse to consider applying for it. There is Tami's landlord, a foreign property owner who does not care about the wellness clinic in my

May 25th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to government advertising expenditures, broken down by department or agency: (a) what was the total amount spent on advertising with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation–Société Radio-Canada during the (i) 2017, (ii) 2018, (iii) 2019 calendar years; and (b) what is t

April 11th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the question is very pertinent to why I am here today. I stood for election five years ago, and was unsuccessful. I stood because I was concerned about the economy. I decided that I would give myself again for public service because of exactly that. These business

March 9th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Business of Supply  First, Mr. Speaker, we did hear at the finance committee that it is a fallacy of this subsidy that it is being considered for the oil and gas business. That was cleared up by the officials who presented. Let me say this. I will not apologize for the contribution that the oil and

March 9th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, absolutely I have a number. We currently contribute 1.6% to global emissions, so there is a number for him to realize. The balance that they always talk about on the other side is balancing the environment with resource development. Let us start talking about that ba

March 9th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, that is a very narrow look at what the current state is. I will acknowledge that prices have come off, but this is a longer-term play for most of these businesses. If the price is at $45 or $55, I can say that our companies have been driving their costs down to be co

March 9th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to the motion put forward by my colleague, the member for Carleton. I will be splitting my time with my colleague, the member for St. Albert—Edmonton. It is a very important debate that we are having today, particularly given the circumstances

March 9th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Transport  Mr. Speaker, yesterday I introduced my private member's bill, Bill C-229, which asks the government to repeal its west coast shipping ban. This bill sends a clear message to investors that Canada is open for business, and that my Conservative colleagues and I continue to advocate

February 27th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative