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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April 26, 2020

Conservatives Propose Solutions to Help Small Businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA – Conservative Shadow Minister for Small Business James Cumming and Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance Pierre Poilievre proposed easy solutions to help small businesses access the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA). Poilievre also highlighted a major flaw with the government’s new commercial rental assistance program that will grind to a halt many businesses that have been …

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April 25, 2020

Readout

Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance Pierre Poilievre, spoke with the Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau on Monday April 20thto suggest fixes to the COVID-19 rescue package. Below is a readout of the issues raised: Canada Emergency Business Account Problem: Sole Proprietors and other entrepreneurs that use a personal checking account for business operations are not eligible for the Canada Emergency …

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April 24, 2020

OP-ED: The State Reigns Supreme as Never Before in Canada

From those to whom much is given, much is asked. Or so we thought. Much has indeed been given to government authorities in two months. Think about this: outside of the conscription powers during the world wars, Canada’s governments have never had more control over our lives than they do now. Government spending has almost doubled overnight. Deficits are monstrous. …

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April 13, 2020

Cumming & Poilievre Offer Fix to Fast-Track Small Business Wage Subsidy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA -Conservative Shadow Minister for Small Business, James Cumming, and Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance, Pierre Poilievre, today announced a practical solution to fast-track rescue aid to small businesses. The government’s wage subsidy program became law Saturday and the Canada Revenue Agency will only deposit the cash in small business bank accounts in four weeks, well after …

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April 8, 2020

Conservatives Propose Measures to Help Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA – Conservative Shadow Minister for Small Business and Export Promotion James Cumming and Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance Pierre Poilievre today proposed practical ways to help small businesses who have seen their revenues collapse as a result of COVID-19. Many are days away from permanently closing or declaring bankruptcy and laying off millions of employees. The …

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April 2, 2020

Allow Credit Unions to Help Small Business: Conservatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA – Conservative Members of Parliament, Michael Cooper and Pierre Poilievre, are calling on the Finance Minister to allow all credit unions to deliver the government’s promised $40,000 emergency small business loans. “EDC does not recognize a single Alberta credit union to be an approved lender, which means that thousands of small businesses will face longer delays …

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April 2, 2020

OP-ED: Want real stimulus? Here’s $20B worth

By Pierre Poilievre and Shannon Stubbs When the COVID-19 lockdown ends, the economy will need a defibrillator to shock it back to life. The same old medicine of borrowing and spending government money to “stimulate the economy” will not work. Consuming wealth without producing it will only end in crippling debt for our economy. Sure, targeted, temporary and timely cash …

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