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IN THE HOUSE | Joint letter regarding the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses

Published: May 1, 2020

Dear neighbours, Here is the letter NDP Critic for Small Business and Tourism, Gord Johns and I as the NDP Spokesperson on Finance wrote to Minister Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade in response to the announcements made last week about the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small […]

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IN THE NEWS | New Westminster-Burnaby MP: time for a shared sacrifice

Published: April 28, 2020

Theresa McManus / New West Record April 28, 2020 12:35 PM  New Westminster-Burnaby MP Peter Julian, left, dropped by city hall a few months ago to deliver his Pharmacare C213 – An Act to Enact Canada Pharmacare Act to Mayor Jonathan Cote. On Julian’s invitation, Cote appeared before the federal finance committee last week. […]

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IN THE NEWS | Parties talking about how to proceed with Parliament

Published: April 15, 2020

published: 2020-04-15 Red Deer Advocate Covid-19 | A16, Words: 364 POLITICS OTTAWA – Talks that would scrap the scheduled return of Parliament next week are getting underway as all federal parties grapple with how to keep democratic institutions together while Canadians continue to be urged to stay apart. MPs agreed March 13 to suspend Parliament […]

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IN THE NEWS | Talks among parties on how to proceed with Parliament underway

Published: April 14, 2020

published: 2020-04-14 Canadian Press Newswire OTTAWA _ Talks that would scrap the scheduled return of Parliament next week are getting underway as all federal parties grapple with how to keep democratic institutions together while Canadians continue to be urged to stay apart. MPs agreed March 13 to suspend Parliament as public health officials across the […]

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IN THE NEWS | NDP MPs call for rent relief for small businesses

Published: April 13, 2020

by Carl Meyer, National Observer B.C. NDP members called on Ottawa to offer relief to small business commercial renters as Parliament passed a mammoth $71-billion wage subsidy bill on Saturday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for businesses, nonprofits and charities, approved on April 11, the most significant economic […]

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