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Richmond Centre Electoral District
On October 31, 2016, Alice Wong asked a question in the House of Commons on the topic of Small Business.
The following is a transcript:
Hon. Alice Wong (Richmond Centre, CPC):
Mr. Speaker, our small businesses are hurting. CFIB’s October report shows that 61% of small businesses state that higher taxes and regulations are the most significant barriers to allowing innovation and growth in their businesses. Yet, the Liberals continue to raise taxes through both the CPP and their new carbon tax.
When will the Liberals stop punishing small businesses with high taxes and more regulation?
Hon. Navdeep Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Lib.):
Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member opposite for raising innovation, because that is a key component of our government’s economic agenda.
Innovation is so critical for small business, which is why we are focusing on small businesses to make sure we invest in people and give them the skills and training they need to compete in a digital world. We are also focusing on emerging technologies and platforms that will allow them to be part of global supply chains. We are focusing on the small businesses to grow, to be more export oriented.
This is our economic plan on how we grow the economy and create jobs.