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Agriculture committee  Yes. Thank you for the question. Without question, our grocery members have been very fortunate in that they've been able to operate throughout this crisis. It has had significant impacts in terms of PPE and having to restructure stores. We've seen violent incidents, unfortunate

May 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Jason McLinton

Agriculture committee  Our members are very, very active in the online space, so it will be interesting to see how things evolve. Because they are so active in this space, the ones who are going to do well are those who are going to continue to be very competitive in this online space.

May 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Jason McLinton

Agriculture committee  We were pleased to see, with the renegotiation of CUSMA, the renegotiated NAFTA, that the Canadian government was able to keep the de minimis threshold at a reasonable level to prevent an unfair competitive advantage going to international online competitors. I anticipate that Ca

May 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Jason McLinton

Agriculture committee  Yes, certainly, all of our members are making that an offering. Some of the challenges they're seeing have more to do with delivery and that sort of thing. Every member I've spoken with is offering online and remote ordering, and there's a particular emphasis on making that avail

May 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Jason McLinton

Agriculture committee  We don't know the full implications of COVID-19 yet. One thing that is fairly certain is that the world is never going to go back to the way it was before. Certainly, I would anticipate that some of these things might become more common even as we start to emerge from the outbrea

May 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Jason McLinton

Agriculture committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair and other members of the committee, for the opportunity to provide a retail perspective on Canada's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Retail Council of Canada, we represent small, medium and large retail business

May 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Jason McLinton

International Trade committee  Yes, we would definitely like to see better enforcement of the rules that exist. That being said, we understand the challenges associated with that. We are a trading nation, and that's a good thing. To your earlier question about online, anything that facilitates goods going bo

February 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Jason McLinton

International Trade committee  Absolutely. Canadian consumers demand choice. Quite frankly, we live in Canada, so in certain seasons it is more challenging to produce certain types of products, in particular, fresh fruits and vegetables and that sort of thing. Canadian consumers have come to expect the freshes

February 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Jason McLinton

International Trade committee  That's something that would be really interesting. I think that one would warrant further discussion.

February 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Jason McLinton

International Trade committee  Thank you for your question, Mr. Blaikie. Canadian retailers in this space, when we're talking about supply-managed goods in particular, are grocery members who are highly supportive of Canadian producers and Canadian farmers. They sell, and consumers ultimately demand, Canadian

February 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Jason McLinton

International Trade committee  Have a visitor rebate program. Canada is the only OECD country that does not have a visitor rebate program. Essentially, think about Europe and the VAT program and other countries. Japan has a really good model that we're looking closely at where consumers can go, shop and get th

February 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Jason McLinton

International Trade committee  You'll have to forgive me, Monsieur Savard-Tremblay. By "digital trade", you mean "e-commerce", right?

February 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Jason McLinton

International Trade committee  Our members are highly competitive in the online space. Retailers in Canada are very good in that space, and the ones who are particularly good are those who understand the intersection between the bricks and mortar operations and those online. You will have Canadian consumers co

February 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Jason McLinton

International Trade committee  Yes, we participated in the consultations extensively, as you know. Our members would like to have seen the de minimis threshold moved to zero. As you mentioned, in the renegotiated NAFTA or CUSMA, with any purchase you're making under that $40 limit for taxation and $150 for d

February 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Jason McLinton

International Trade committee  Ultimately, I think our members would have been fine with that if that same $800 tax break were given to Canadian retailers and consumers would have.... I can't comment on what that would have done to government revenue, but if you're going to give a tax break to retailers outs

February 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Jason McLinton