Ottawa needs to ensure that officials are committed to understanding the unique challenges faced by smaller companies when it comes to accessing and successfully using federal assistance measures.
Small Business Minister Mary Ng, who grew up in a small, family business, has said she knows from experience that small business owners are often too busy to think about accessing a new, faraway market, writes Jacquie LaRocque of Compass Rose Group. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Everyone knows that small- and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy, employing about one-third of our population.
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On top of $301.8-billion in planned spending in the 2019-10 main estimates—combining $299.6-billion in budgetary spending and $2.2-billion in non-budgetary expenses—is another $51.2-billion in statutory expenses.
‘Imagine losing your job, getting fired, but you’re fired by basically your entire riding and your whole life has been serving these people, and there’s just a lot wrapped up in it:’ Tory House leader Candice Bergen.