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Town Hall meeting organized by 1000 Islands, Gananoque and Brockville Chambers of Commerce

Town Hall meeting organized by 1000 Islands, Gananoque and Brockville Chambers of Commerce

Local business needs an immediate injection of cash.

May 1st rent is coming due for businesses and a loan of $40,000 (if they qualified) won’t pay the bills for March, April, May, and beyond. The wage subsidy helps (if they qualified and) if their business hasn’t been shut down.

Thanks to the Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce and the 1000 Islands Gananoque Chamber of Commerce for giving your members a platform to share their concerns and ideas with me.

April 25, 2020

Digital Town Hall Meeting on COVID-19

Check out my digital town hall meeting on COVID-19. Thank you for MPP Clark for joining. 

 

 

April 23, 2020

Return of Parliament: Conservative Position

Canadians get better outcomes when there are more accountability sessions in Parliament.

Check out this clip of my interview with Alan Neal from CBC Ottawa All In A Day.

Full interview here: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-92-all-in-a-day/clip/15771921-conservatives-reject-proposal-to-hold-in-person-sittings-once-a-week?fbclid=IwAR1vo8Wl_0ExRTAJe9gbfFHi2yLBh1OlJyGpEaQPkNFLWyadqCYCfp2oQrk

 

April 21, 2020

Radio Interview on CEWS and CEBA

Workers need wages and entrepreneurs need cash now! The government must:

 Allow small business operators to get the CEWS directly from local financial institutions this week.
 Make the CEBA funds accessible to more businesses.

I spoke with Bruce Wylie at 104.9 JRFM about getting funds to businesses now.

 

April 14, 2020

Happy Easter 2020

Happy Easter 2020

Christ is risen, Alleluia! A little different having Easter mass live streamed on Facebook, but thanks to Fr. Julius Nwagbara and Deacon Mark Mawson for celebrating with us. Happy Easter! ✝️💐

 

April 12, 2020

COVID-19 financial assistance

COVID-19 financial assistance

Are you wondering what COVID-19 financial assistance is available to you? Check out this chart. More details are available at Canada.ca/coronavirus

April 07, 2020

CERB program and eligibility criteria

CERB program and eligibility criteria

My office has received a lot of questions about the CERB program and eligibility criteria. Check out this link for answers to some common questions: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application/questions.html

April 06, 2020

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Application

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Application

Starting today, Canadians can start to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). For more details and to find out if you’re eligible visit: www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html

April 06, 2020


Canada Emergency Response Benefit

In order to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, you will need an online CRA ‘My Account’.
You can learn more about the program here: https://www.michaelbarrettmp.com/coronavirus


April 03, 2020