June 18, 2020

Open Letter to the Minister of National Revenue on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Extension

June 18, 2020 Dear Minister Lebouthillier, On May 15, 2020, an extension was announced to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). This announcement was welcomed by many small business owners in our communities who are still recovering from the impact of COVID-19. It has now been over a month since this announcement, and still no information has been provided as …

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June 9, 2020

Bring in the Auditors

Ottawa, ON – Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance, Pierre Poilievre, and Conservative Shadow Minister for the Treasury Board, Tim Uppal, held a press conference today to call on the Trudeau Liberals to provide the Auditor General’s Office with the necessary funding to audit the government’s unprecedented spending. As Canada’s top spending watchdog, the Auditor General is a cornerstone of our parliamentary democracy. Shamefully, the Liberal government has flagrantly …

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May 21, 2020

OP-ED: The Imaginary Unicorn “Balance Sheet”

Bill Morneau has told Parliament 20 times that the government’s “balance sheet” is strong. On May 13th, I asked the Finance Minister to tell us about the balance sheet’s three main parts: assets, liabilities and equity. What is the dollar value of the assets on the government’s balance sheet? No answer. How about liabilities? No answer. Equity? No luck. If …

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May 19, 2020

Readout: MP Poilievre speaks with the Minister of Finance Bill Morneau

On Tuesday May 19th, Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance Pierre Poilievre, spoke with the Minister of Finance Bill Morneau about the government’s COVID-19 economic response plan. Mr. Poilievre thanked the Minister for the call and asked the following three questions: 1. The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy is only available to businesses whose revenues are less than 70% of their pre-COVID-19 …

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May 11, 2020

Trudeau Liberals once again let down Canadian workers, businesses and taxpayers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA – The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance, and the Hon. Michelle Rempel Garner, Conservative Shadow Minister for Industry and Economic Development, today responded to the government’s Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) announcement. “The Trudeau Liberals have once again let down Canadian workers, businesses and taxpayers,” said MP Rempel Garner. “Nothing announced today …

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May 2, 2020

OP ED: From Safety Net to Trap Net

How snags in COVID-19 programs will block people from working even after lockdown ends Pierre Poilievre is Conservative finance critic. The government’s $146 billion COVID-19 rescue programs rightly help blameless and suffering people. There is no question that the rescue package is necessary. Government has shutdown businesses and workers, so it must replace their incomes. The problem is that these …

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May 1, 2020

READOUT: COVID-19 measures for small business owner

Readout Conservative Shadow Finance Minister, Pierre Poilievre and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, Sean Fraser spoke earlier today to discuss COVID-19 measures for small business owners. Poilievre raised the following concerns on behalf of small business owners: 1. Small businesses are not eligible for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) unless they experience a 70% revenue drop …

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April 30, 2020

Conservatives Propose Measures to Support Families and Seniors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA – Conservative Shadow Minister for National Revenue Marty Morantz and Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance Pierre Poilievre, today proposed practical measures to help families and seniors affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Canadians are looking for penalty-free access to their savings, in order to reassure their personal financial security during these unprecedented times. However, current withdrawal requirements …

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