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International Trade  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for that great question. Canadian small businesses indeed are the backbone of the Canadian economy. They employ over eight million hard-working Canadians. While the Conservatives wanted us to just make any deal at any cost, we stood up for Canadia

June 6th, 2019House debate

Mary NgLiberal

Government Priorities  Mr. Speaker, we are a government that cares about small businesses and that cares about creating jobs in this country. That is why we have lowered the small business tax rate to 9%, making it one of the lowest. We are helping hard-working Canadians create those jobs in small busi

June 6th, 2019House debate

Mary NgLiberal

Small Business  Mr. Speaker, our government works hard for small businesses. We have cut over 400 regulatory irritants for small businesses. We have cut more red tape in the last three and a half years than the Conservatives did in the last 10 years. That is working hard for small businesses in

May 13th, 2019House debate

Mary NgLiberal

Small Business  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member for Newmarket—Aurora is right. When small businesses export, they are more productive; they create more jobs; they grow and they scale at higher rates. Recently, I announced an investment of $6.7 million to help 1,000 Canadian SMEs grow their business

May 13th, 2019House debate

Mary NgLiberal

Small Business  Mr. Speaker, our government has lowered the small business tax to 9%, giving small business owners up to $7,500 in savings. We have also cut red tape by removing 450 administrative burdens, making it easier for businesses to do business. We are working hard for Canada's small bus

January 28th, 2019House debate

Mary Ng

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, small businesses make up 99% of all businesses in Canada, yet only 16% are women-owned or women-led and they face unique barriers. This is why we recently invested $85 million in a women ecosystem fund to help support those women entrepreneurs and another $20 million

December 10th, 2018House debate

Mary Ng

Small Business  Mr. Speaker, our government is working hard to help Canadian small and medium-sized companies start up, scale up and access new markets. A strong venture capital ecosystem that invests in innovative Canadians and young companies is essential to achieving this goal. That is why ye

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Mary Ng

International Trade committee  I don't know what the scope of the committee is in terms of how far and wide the committee will reach with respect to others who might be doing some work that is enabling successful exports. If there are others in addition to Thailand, I would encourage you to look at those, beca

November 8th, 2018Committee meeting

Mary Ng

November 8th, 2018Committee meeting

Mary Ng

November 8th, 2018Committee meeting

Mary Ng

International Trade committee  It's interesting; I actually met with the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters yesterday and spoke to the 100 or 200 members who were in the room. The challenge I put out is the same thing that I know this committee is going to undertake in its work. They know their members. The

November 8th, 2018Committee meeting

Mary Ng

International Trade committee  Sure. I appreciate all the questions and the thoughtfulness. Yes, I will definitely look at that and get the department officials.... I'm really looking forward to the study and the work that you're going to be doing. No doubt we are going to benefit from the findings and the re

November 8th, 2018Committee meeting

Mary Ng

International Trade committee  I was in Calgary a couple of weeks ago at the end of Small Business Week. It was great. I didn't get to meet every single one of them individually, but there were about 400 businesses in the room, celebrating entrepreneurship and the growth of these wonderful SMEs. There was this

November 8th, 2018Committee meeting

Mary Ng

International Trade committee  Let me just say that it was great to be with a whole bunch of businesses that the chamber put together, because they're recognizing how important and dynamic their growth is. I'm always very pleased to attend something hosted by businesses and hosted by chambers, where they actua

November 8th, 2018Committee meeting

Mary Ng

International Trade committee  With respect to regulatory changes, we repealed 108 and the previous government repealed 23 in the same amount of time. We take regulatory competitiveness seriously. I certainly do.

November 8th, 2018Committee meeting

Mary Ng