I was pleased when the government increased the wage subsidy from 10% to 75% late last week. The Finance Minister has stated that the application will be available through the Canada Revenue Agency six weeks from now. However, many small businesses can’t wait six weeks to receive their much-needed funds. Additionally, the Finance Minister has not been clear about how long it will take for the funds to be distributed after applying.
Canadian families, small businesses, and healthcare workers need our support. It’s Conservatives who are ensuring that nobody falls through the cracks.
We have been providing constructive ideas in the fight against COVID-19, and the Prime Minister is listening.
First, when the Prime Minister closed the borders to non-Canadians, we called on the government to stop the flow of illegal border crossers into Canada, particularly at Roxham Road. The government listened, and they have shut out illegal border crossers for the time being.
Next, a handful of Conservative MPs returned to Ottawa with the aim of swiftly passing the government aid bill that would see $82 billion dollars in relief go to Canadians. We focused on getting that support out the door and into Canadians’ hands as quickly as possible so that no one worries about putting food on the table or paying their rent.
Thanks to our diligent and compassionate work, the House of Commons unanimously passed a vastly improved bill that got help directly into the hands of Canadians, while maintaining the integrity of our democratic system.
I’m proud of our work, but I understand that the current government measures don’t cover everyone. I will continue to put forward solutions to ensure that no one is left behind. I always welcome feedback as to how the government can better help you, your family, and your business.
Myself and my staff remain ready to assist with any issues you may be having. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office with suggestions, feedback, or inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org
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