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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March 31, 2020

Conservatives Demand Government Cancel Carbon Tax Hike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA—Conservative Shadow Finance Minister Pierre Poilievre called on the government to cancel the 50% increase in the national carbon tax, scheduled to take effect April 1st, 2020. “A massive health and economic crisis is no time for tax hikes. Higher home heating and grocery prices will hurt households whose incomes have already plummeted. Higher energy prices will …

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March 23, 2020

Government of Canada support programs: COVID-19

What the Government has announced so far: UPDATED March 23, 2020 Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources for Canadian businesses (Government of Canada website) Businesses seeking support through BCAP [Business Credit Availability Program] should contact the financial institutions with whom they have a pre-existing relationship, so that the financial institutions may assess the client’s financial request. If the needs of the client exceed …

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March 23, 2020

Programmes de soutien du gouvernement du Canada : COVID-19

Ce que le gouvernement a annoncé jusqu’à présent : MISE À JOUR 20 Mars 2020 Ressources pour les entreprises canadiennes – Maladie à coronavirus COVID-19 (site Web du gouvernement du Canada) Les entreprises souhaitant obtenir un soutien au titre du PCE [Programme de crédit aux entreprises] doivent s’adresser à l’institution financière avec laquelle elles ont déjà une relation, afin que …

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March 8, 2020

Budget 2020 an Opportunity to Salvage Canada’s Weak and Vulnerable Economy: Conservatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON – The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance, today joined fellow Finance Committee Members Marty Morantz, Shadow Minister for National Revenue, and Michael Cooper, Deputy Shadow Minister for Finance, to discuss Conservative recommendations to salvage Canada’s weak and vulnerable economy. The recommendations flow from hearings at the Standing Committee on Finance over the …

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February 15, 2020

Hey, woke folk

GasLink helps get China off coal By: Philip Cross and Pierre Poilievre All the banging and clanging from protesters against the Coastal GasLink project might lead you to think they actually cared about the environment. Quite the opposite. The project they oppose is exactly what’s needed to reduce global emissions and protect our planet. It will deliver natural gas to a …

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December 15, 2019

Self-praise won’t relaunch our economy—free enterprise will

Pierre Poilievre is a six-term Member of Parliament, former Minister of Employment and the current Conservative Shadow Minister of Finance. Audacity is a thing to behold. The Prime Minister has responded to the steady stream of job losses, insolvencies and dropping investment with his same old triumphal talking points and self-admiration. It is reminiscent of the Greek legend Narcissus, who …

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November 26, 2019

POILIEVRE: Ignore advice of big government elites, Conservatives must remain taxpayers’ party

BY PIERRE POILIEVRE Pierre Poilievre is a six-term Member of Parliament, former Minister of Employment and the current Conservative Shadow Minister of Finance. Lots of advice is pouring in for Conservatives these days. Much of it from people who have never or will never vote for the party. They have concluded that the Conservative Party, which won the most votes …

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