While funding programs will be critical, equally important will be specific investments to build the capacity of small businesses to prioritize this work and modify their business activities to reduce their carbon emissions.
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland's long-awaited budget is slated for release April 19. Green Economy Canada says the budget should include comprehensive green-recovery package that sets us on the path to achieve our critical climate targets while acknowledging the realities of small businesses in this historic moment. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
If the federal government is serious about a strong green recovery, it needs to get serious about helping small businesses build back better.
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Conservatives say sending the bill to the Ethics Committee is an attempt to distract the committee from its ongoing work on the WE Charity controversy, while Liberals say Ethics is the natural spot for a privacy bill.
‘I don’t need to hear from Chrystia Freeland … about their most recent budget for 90 minutes in order to understand the decision about prorogation,’ says NDP MP Daniel Blaikie of a Liberal-suggested compromise.