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Government Business No. 8  , unemployment will be lower, consumer spending will be higher and our economy will recover sooner than it would have had we done nothing. If we had not stepped in with the Canada emergency wage subsidy, millions of jobs could have been lost forever during the worst of the storm. Without

July 8th, 2020House debate

Bill MorneauLiberal

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Speaker, the very first thing we did when we came into office as a government five years ago was raise taxes on the wealthiest 1% and lowered them for the middle class and, if I could remind everyone, the NDP voted against that.

July 8th, 2020House debate

Justin TrudeauLiberal

Government Business No. 8   in the world that have done this with their economy. In the short term and in the long term as well we hope, we are talking about 10- to 30-year bonds that will help lower the interest payments. Like the other G7 and G20 countries, the government went into serious debt to support

July 8th, 2020House debate

Gabriel Ste-MarieBloc

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Madam Chair, I will be sharing my time with my colleague from Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia. The quantity and quality of transportation services in eastern Quebec and my region in particular, the Lower St. Lawrence, have been deteriorating for decades now. Whether

July 8th, 2020House debate

Maxime Blanchette-JoncasBloc

Government Business No. 8   the way, I think that unleashing that positive entrepreneurial spirit is absolutely key to a good recovery. I know there are many examples specifically within the energy sector in my constituency, such as cutting-edge environmental science that is moving our world-class energy industry

July 8th, 2020House debate

Damien KurekConservative

Government Business No. 8  Madam Chair, I agree with my colleague. Clearly, it is unacceptable that we have a tax system that allows the wealthiest, the biggest, the strongest, the richest people and companies to contribute less than the middle class. Come on. The government should be more like Robin Hood

July 8th, 2020House debate

Gabriel Ste-MarieBloc

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Madam Chair, from the beginning of this crisis, we have taken action in the interest of all Canadians and all regions of the country. We created customized programs to make sure we get through this crisis, and we will keep delivering that for small businesses, workers and Canadi

July 8th, 2020House debate

Mona FortierLiberal

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Madam Chair, currently we are supporting Canadian workers and making sure that our businesses are supported during this very difficult time.

July 8th, 2020House debate

Mona FortierLiberal

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Madam Chair, together with the provinces and territories, our government acted promptly and decisively by putting up front the Canada emergency commercial rent assistance in order to reduce rent by 75% for hard-hit small businesses. Our government is extending the program by a mo

July 8th, 2020House debate

Mona FortierLiberal

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Speaker, going into the global pandemic, Canada was in a great position to deploy its fiscal firepower to protect Canadians, and we have. A worst-case scenario for Canadians and the economy would have been to not act.

July 8th, 2020House debate

Mona FortierLiberal

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Speaker, today's snapshot will present the investments that our government has made since the beginning of the pandemic.

July 8th, 2020House debate

Mona FortierLiberal

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Speaker, from the start of the pandemic, the government has been taking concrete measures to support Canadians, workers and businesses. We have helped people get through this pandemic, and we are going to keep doing that. The important thing is to make sure that health and sa

July 8th, 2020House debate

Mona FortierLiberal

Government Business No. 8   of the private sector, help Canadians get back to work, support small businesses, lower taxes, eliminate red tape and put Canada back on the map as an attractive place to do business. The biggest misconception right now about the economy is that if we simply lift the restrictions

July 8th, 2020House debate

Andrew ScheerConservative

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Madam Chair, as my colleagues keep saying, Air Canada is shamelessly abandoning the regions in Quebec, regions like mine, the Gaspé, the Lower St. Lawrence and the North Shore, regions that are struggling to recover from this crisis. Air Canada is heavily subsidized

July 8th, 2020House debate

Kristina MichaudBloc

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters   not been serving a lot of Canadians well. We know from the evidence that for-profit delivery of long-term care results, on average, in lower health outcomes for Canadians. We know that a lot of federal money will be required in order to get long-term care up to where it needs

July 8th, 2020House debate

Daniel BlaikieNDP