Entrepreneur: The Last Six Months
Of Federal Activity

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This is a computer-generated report that shows all of the federal activity with respect to the keyword "Entrepreneur" over the last six months. This is a demonstration of the power of our government relations automation software.

Hansard

House: 50 Speeches
Senate: 8 Speeches

House Senate

Bills

Active: 1

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Regulations

Filed: 0
Proposed: 0

The House

Mr. Alupa Clarke (Beauport—Limoilou, CPC)

June 9th
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Government Orders

“...ent of Canadian taxpayers. That is ironic since private companies pride themselves on taking risks. Entrepreneurs are the ones who have the moxie to take risks. They have the expertise, the ideas, the...”

Mrs. Shannon Stubbs (Lakeland, CPC)

June 9th
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Oral Questions

“... because of tax hikes and uncertainty. Despite their talk, the Liberals attack small businesses and entrepreneurs. Will the Liberals stop favouring only billionaire CEOs and big multinationals and fin...”

Hon. Navdeep Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Lib.)

June 9th
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Oral Questions

“Mr. Speaker, we are supporting small businesses. We are supporting entrepreneurs as well. That is why we introduced the innovation and skills agenda. This was part of ...”

Mr. Dan Ruimy (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge, Lib.)

June 8th
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Government Orders

“...the participation of indigenous people contributing to the economic growth of Quebec by encouraging entrepreneurship and social innovation. (1835)

The plan's success will be measured and asses...”

Mr. Dan Ruimy

June 8th
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Government Orders

“...ugh its Western Canada Business Service Network , WD provides small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs, including indigenous peoples, women, francophones, persons with disabilities, and rur...”

Mr. Blake Richards (Banff—Airdrie, CPC)

June 8th
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Adjournment Proceedings

“...g considered too small should not be a reason to exclude anyone from this tax rate, especially when entrepreneurs are often a part of their daily operations on their small businesses and work incredib...”

Mr. Bill Casey (Cumberland—Colchester, Lib.)

June 7th
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Statements by Members

“...ommunities to thrive, things like broadband internet, cellphone service, small schools, support for entrepreneurs, recreational infrastructure, and tourism. Their report is now in the hands of every m...”

Hon. Pierre Poilievre (Carleton, CPC)

June 7th
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Statements by Members

“... a permit. This year, the current government has produced a permit application form for these young entrepreneurs, with 10 conditions and eight additional conditions. It requires they also report all of their revenue to the federal government, supposedly so that Revenue Canada can keep a careful eye on whether they are paying their taxes.

Of course, the government needed to prevent chaos from breaking out. We do not need kids on the street playing road hockey or roasting marshmallows over an open flame with all those greenhouse gases being emitted. Finally some order is being restored, but along with it is a $37 billion problem, which is red tape. It prevents immigrants from working in their professions, prevents builders from constructing affordable housing, and prevents businesses from working for their customers instead of the bureaucrats.

Will the government finally stand out of the way of these young entrepreneurs?”

Mr. Kevin Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Lib.)

June 7th
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Government Orders

“...hat creates opportunities. We take that very seriously. The minister who deals with small business, entrepreneurs, and tourism is just as important as any other minister who sits around the cabinet ta...”

Hon. Catherine McKenna

June 6th
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S. O. 57

“....

In my travels across this country, I have seen so many companies that embody innovation and entrepreneurship. They are the scientists, the engineers, and the inventors who are catalyzing the f...”

Hon. Bill Morneau (Minister of Finance, Lib.)

June 5th
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Government Orders

“...nomic growth. Canada is already home to more than 800 clean technology companies, led by innovative entrepreneurs developing technologies like advanced batteries for use in electric vehicles, and employing more Canadians than any other key sectors like forestry or pharmaceuticals.

The clean technology industry in Canada employs about 55,000 people, including a large and increasing number of young Canadians. Take, for example, CRB Innovations, based in Sherbrooke, Quebec, that uses plants to make jet fuel that produces less pollution. Look at Siemens that started Canada's first wind turbine plant in Tillsonburg, Ontario, and now employs about 300 people. This is what we mean when we talk about the jobs of the future.

This is only the beginning. Creating solutions that reduce pollution, from batteries for electric cars to capturing carbon pollution from factories, could add thousands of jobs in the next few years. We need top-notch scientists, skilled workers, and trail-blazing entrepreneurs with new ideas to create and bring products to market. There will be new construction ...”

Hon. Pierre Poilievre (Carleton, CPC)

June 5th
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Government Orders

“...alth transfers, and after $28 billion of subsidies so far for these wealthy, so-called green energy entrepreneurs, we get 8% of our electricity from the sources that are subsidized. It is so much expense for so little benefit. All the more reason to have transparency in how all of these green taxes and green levies are administered on Canadian households, yet we have had nothing in the way of transparency from the government. The Liberals have been secretive and closed. In fact I am curious how many greenhouse gases were emitted to produce the black ink that was required in order to cover up the information about the cost of the carbon tax in these documents that came out through access to information.

If it does not make us laugh, it makes us cry. I have a tomato farmer in my riding, SunTech tomatoes. If we want to talk about a green energy company, it is SunTech tomatoes. It has learned how to make a profit growing tomatoes in Canada in the winter. For a government that talks about innovation, that is innovation. SunTech does not call itself an innovative supercluster, so maybe it does not have all the right terminology to get a grant from the government, but it is very innovative. It does not just talk innovation; it practices it.

I went to visit SunTech tomatoes, the little miracles of Manotick. I encourage all members to go there. They are fantastic tomatoes. However, it is more expensive to buy SunTech tomatoes in Ottawa than it is to buy Mexican tomatoes in Ottawa, even though a Mexican tomato is responsible for emissions of more greenhouse gases. After all, it has to be transported all the way across the continent, but of course Mexico does not pay carbon taxes, so even though eating a Mexican tomato in Ottawa causes more greenhouse gases than eating an Ottawa tomato in Ottawa, it is more expensive, due to Liberal carbon taxes, to eat the Ottawa tomato in Ottawa. Does that make any sense to members?

If already their heads are spinning, they are about to spin some more because I have some more information that will blow members away.

In order to help its plants grow, SunTech tomatoes actually releases CO2 into its greenhouse, because plants feed on CO2. The carbon tax applies to that CO2, even though its not released into the atmosphere. It is consumed by the plant. I have some more news. There is a 3-D printer that is capable of sucking greenhouse gases out of the air and turning it into a solid building product. They are called trees. Sun Tech tomatoes uses the very same technology to make tomatoes. It pulls CO2 right out of the air and turns it into an edible product. It is a 3-D printer.

I am trying to speak in the futuristic language that will get Liberals tingling over there and feeling excited because they want all of these innovative superclusters that will change the world. Here is an idea. If we want innovation, if we want a more dynamic futuristic economy, stop taxing the people who innovate and create that dynamic economy. (1300)

The problem with the Liberals is they think nothing good can happen except through them. Therefore, all good must travel through Liberal hands. Now, if a few Liberals get really rich along the way, all the better, but they are incapable of allowing prosperity to occur because of free people using their God-given gifts and talents to create good stuff. The last thing that the Liberal government wants to see is people being independent and producing positive outcomes on their own, because then they would not need the government.

One example in my riding is The WoodSource, which has a beautiful business right on Mitch Owens Road. It is a recycling and innovation business that has been taking down old barns and using the barn board to decorate coffee shops, libraries, and high-end restaurants, literally turning what some people think is trash into treasure. Abandoned barns that were filled with pigeons and mice now adorn the walls of fancy restaurants.

The WoodSource is taking something that was worthless and giving it great worth. It has had investment from a Belgian company. I did not know this, but across Europe there is demand for Canadian barnwood because it has such rich character and such incredible stories of the loggers, farmers, and pioneers who built those barns through post-and-beam. Those barns literally stood for 200 years, and now people want to have them inside their homes and coffee shops.

This business decided it was going to build a bigger shed to employ more people and provide more lumber across the Ottawa Valley. It took six years and $600,000 worth of paperwork to get it approved. Fifty years ago, a shed of exactly the same dimensions was built, and it took one page of paperwork stamped by an engineer for it to be approved. It was approved in one week.

My friends across the way say that is reckless and dangerous. I have news for them: the building is still standing today.

This entrepreneur went to talk to the local Liberal minister responsible for all the paperwork and burden...”

Ms. Emmanuella Lambropoulos (Saint-Laurent, Lib.)

June 5th
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Statements by Members

“...lpha gala last Thursday. Nearly 500 people were there to celebrate and highlight the excellence and entrepreneurial spirit of businesses in my beautiful riding of Saint-Laurent.[English]

Winners...”

Hon. Erin O'Toole (Durham, CPC)

June 5th
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Government Orders

“...egion.

I know the member is proud of St. FX and some of the amazing academic institutions and entrepreneurs we have coming out those institutions in Atlantic Canada, but I would like to see, in ...”

Hon. Jim Carr

June 1st
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Business of Supply

“...ve that it will continue to be.

As we make that transition to a low-carbon economy, it is the entrepreneurship and innovation of Albertans and British Columbians that will help us drive it. It m...”

Mr. Darshan Singh Kang (Calgary Skyview, Lib.)

June 1st
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Statements by Members

“...nities.

My riding of Calgary Skyview is among the most diverse in Alberta and one of the most entrepreneurial in the province.

Let me be clear. Canada's success, our success, is founded on...”

Hon. Jim Carr (Minister of Natural Resources, Lib.)

May 30th
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Oral Questions

“...n the approval of other pipelines, just as we continue to have confidence in the innovation and the entrepreneurship of Albertans.

We on this side of the House have confidence in Alberta.”

Mr. François Choquette (Drummond, NDP)

May 19th
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Statements By Members

“Madam Speaker, I would like to commend the entrepreneurs of the greater Drummond area for their leadership. The Drummond chamber of commerce and industry hosted a prestigious entrepreneurship awards gala, the Gala des Napoléon 2017, in their honour.

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the winners. The business of the year award went to Cascades Emballage carton-caisse - Drummondville, while the award for trade went to Performance NC. Bijouterie Lampron took home the people's choice award, while the Village Québécois d'Antan took the honours in the events and tourism category for its haunted village. The agrifood award went to supplier and distributor Les cultures de chez nous, and Anhydra was the winner of this year's youth entrepreneurship award. Athlete Élisabeth Pellerin and Hugo Houle, a cyclist who participated in the...”

Hon. Alice Wong (Richmond Centre, CPC)

May 17th
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Statements by Members

“...ver International Airport, YVR, as Canada's gateway to the Asia Pacific, I am proud of the work our entrepreneurs are doing to promote tourism and hospitality, while creating-jobs in Richmond and thro...”

Hon. François-Philippe Champagne (Minister of International Trade, Lib.)

May 17th
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Business of Supply

“...f smaller companies, especially those owned by women, young people, new immigrants, and indigenous entrepreneurs by bringing them to the forefront so they can realize their full potential.[English]

Ms. Karen Ludwig (New Brunswick Southwest, Lib.)

May 17th
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Business of Supply

“...the best deal for Canadians in mind, is critical. We have more work to do to best prepare our young entrepreneurs, our micro-businesses, and our small and medium-sized businesses to take advantage of ...”

Ms. Karen Ludwig

May 17th
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Business of Supply

“...s financial literacy, role models, financing, and strategies to grow their businesses.

Female entrepreneurs are significantly under-represented among exporting firms. How is the government helping female entrepreneur-led businesses to grow and benefit from trade opportunities?”

Hon. François-Philippe Champagne

May 17th
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Business of Supply

“...at those who have been historically under-represented in trade can participate. This is about women entrepreneurs. This is about indigenous people. This is making trade real for people.”

Hon. Andrew Leslie (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Canada-U.S. Relations), Lib.)

May 17th
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Business of Supply

“...most vulnerable.

The fifth and last area of focus in this thematic scheme is empowering women entrepreneurs and business leaders. We oversaw the creation of the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders. The council is committed to removing barriers to women's partici...”

Mr. Kevin Waugh (Saskatoon—Grasswood, CPC)

May 16th
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Statements by Members

“Mr. Speaker, a compassioned entrepreneur, who views success as a responsibility, describes Murad Al-Katib, president and CEO of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., a Saskatchewan business that supplies pulse crops to more than 120 countries and has facilities on five continents.

Murad is a business owner responsible for more than 2,200 employees, including many in my home province of Saskatchewan.

Murad has been the recipient of many distinguished awards, and today Saskatchewan's “Lentil King” is in Norway to receive yet another prestigious award. He is the first Canadian to receive the Oslo Business for Peace Award, nominated by the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce.

I congratulate Murad. He is a wonderful role model for entrepreneurs everywhere, someone of whom we are very proud.”

Hon. Jim Carr (Minister of Natural Resources, Lib.)

May 16th
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Oral Questions

“...a but around the world, to be innovative and creative. We have all the respect in the world for the entrepreneurship of Albertans. We are working with them as we move gradually to a lower carbon econo...”

Mr. Kevin Waugh (Saskatoon—Grasswood, CPC)

May 15th
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Private Members' Business

“...ard, play hard'. I am very proud to say that many of my family members went on to become successful entrepreneurs in Saskatoon, my father included.

“I also grew up with many family traditions. S...”

Mr. Angelo Iacono (Alfred-Pellan, Lib.)

May 15th
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Private Members' Business

“...nity, and their hard work, they not only overcame challenges, but also managed to become prosperous entrepreneurs and community leaders who contributed to building the Canada of today. I am so gratefu...”

Mrs. Deborah Schulte (King—Vaughan, Lib.)

May 15th
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Private Members' Business

“...r the past century to growing this country. They have become community leaders, successful business entrepreneurs, and well-known artists. We have heard many of them mentioned today in the debate. I c...”

Hon. Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre, Lib.)

May 15th
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Statements by Members

“...p office gives students the tools they need to commercialize their ideas and drive economic growth. Entrepreneurship is integrated into most programs.

Today, some SFU students are in Ottawa to d...”

Anita Vandenbeld (Liberal)

May 11th
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Business of Supply

“...gonquin College, at a cost of $22 million, which will create a centre for innovation, learning, and entrepreneurship. It will also include an indigenous entrepreneurship centre. This will allow students to literally create the partnerships and the skill...”

Linda Duncan (NDP)

May 11th
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Business of Supply

“...r loan guarantees, and that $15 billion of those dollars, gifted to this bank for access by private entrepreneurs, are removed from allocation for public infrastructure, including light rapid transit and green infrastructure, which the government speaks of ad nauseam.

Others have queried whether it actually qualifies as a bank. Despite the private investor board, the law mandated considerable role by government. For example, loan guarantees require approval of the minister of finance, and yet there are no clear criteria or requirements for transparency. Second, the cabinet chooses and fires the board and chair. Third, the board reports to the infrastructure minister not the minister of finance. It is not really clear who, in fact, in the government is responsible and accountable for the bank. Perhaps one minister would be accountable when it works and another minister would be held to account when we lose money.

There is concern that the bank is to be established as a crown corporation, thereby exempting it from access to information requests, so significant to the promises of transparency and accountability. Of course, we can read in the mandate letters over and over again about responsibility to ensure transparency and accountability, except for this bank.

Will it be subject to scrutiny by the PBO? It appears not. That is $35 billion that the PBO cannot even scrutinize.

Another issue that has been raised by a good number of persons is on conflict of interest. There are already serious concerns with the fact that the government sought advice and had direct guidance in establishing the bank from a number of the very entities that would most likely benefit from the bank and potentially be candidates for the board.

A proper study would include a review of any potential conflicts of interest, the impact of the bank on existing infrastructure programs, and how taxpayers would be affected if a project fails. Therein raises the spectre of bankruptcy. Canada's infrastructure minister is promising that taxpayers will not be left holding the bag should any projects funded through a proposed infrastructure bank go bankrupt. How this assurance can be given by the government is unclear if the board is to be run by its board of directors from the private sector.

The government will be left holding the bag when, under bankruptcy law, creditors have been deemed priority over government seeking recovery of costs for the cleanup of abandoned well sites. We recently had decisions of the court saying that, in the occasion that there is a problem, the creditors go first, so these private entrepreneurs will gain the money first, not the taxpayers.

It is absolutely important that al...”

Pierre Poilievre (Conservative)

May 11th
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Business of Supply

“... the 10 provinces in the country in order to backstop the profits of wealthy so-called green energy entrepreneurs.

We see it with Bombardier, where, instead of issuing new shares to raise money ...”

Pierre Poilievre (Conservative)

May 11th
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Business of Supply

“...; in fact, we encourage it. We cut taxes for people like that. We remove red tape. Those are called entrepreneurs, but what are entrepreneurs known for? They are known for taking risks. This is not entrepreneurship. This is corporate welfare. This is an attempt to take the risk off the balance she...”

Sukh Dhaliwal (Liberal)

May 10th
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Statements by Members

“... Speaker, I rise today to recognize a fantastic event that was organized by some of Surrey's finest entrepreneurs. This past weekend, led by the efforts of Sukh Brar, Harman Brar, and their team from ...”

John Barlow (Conservative)

May 8th
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Oral Questions

“...ade agreement. They were asking why, rather than supporting a policy that will ensure that Canadian entrepreneurs can be successful, the Liberals saddled them with a tax hike that will increase each a...”

Arif Virani (Liberal)

May 8th
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Oral Questions

“.... That is why we have invested $5.25 million in the Artscape Daniels Launchpad to give creators and entrepreneurs access to spaces, tools, and technology, plus the skills and opportunities needed to i...”

Angelo Iacono (Liberal)

May 4th
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Government Orders

“...family member. This budget meets the needs of communities such as Laval, whether it is the needs of entrepreneurs, or the need for public transit, infrastructure, or social housing.

I will begin...”

John Oliver (Liberal)

May 4th
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Government Orders

“...of up to $400 million over three years to increase late-stage venture capital available to Canadian entrepreneurs.

In addition to helping bridge the gap between innovation and manufacturing, bud...”

Gary Anandasangaree (Liberal)

May 4th
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Government Orders

“...ian businesses get a leg up and add value to our economy. We would invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs by partnering with great organizations, like Futurpreneur Canada.

Let me turn to...”

Phil McColeman (Conservative)

May 4th
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Government Orders

“... debt.

This budget hikes taxes on the working poor using public transit. It hikes taxes young entrepreneurs when they want to use ride sharing. It hikes taxes on hard-working construction workers simply because they want to enjoy a cold beer at the end of the day. It hikes taxes on struggling parents using child care. It hikes taxes on small business owners, such as farmers, real estate agents, and hairdressers, and the list goes on.

Perhaps we should have seen this coming. After all, the Prime Minister's first budget took the exact same approach. First he blew up his election promise to run only a modest deficit, a small deficit, and to balance the budget by 2019. Those were election promises. Next he hiked taxes on gasoline and home heating fuel, on savings accounts, on paycheques. He even hiked taxes on kids' soccer and piano lessons.

It is another year, another Liberal tax hike, and another lost opportunity to deliver for Canadian families.

This budget fails to be innovative and it fails to deliver for families. Families need a job plan. Instead they got higher taxes and more debt, which, as I said, will have to be paid off by future generations.

The Liberals are not growing the middle class; they are growing government, and Canadian families are going to foot this bill.

By his own admission, the Prime Minister tells us that $195 million of the funding for child care will actually go toward hiring bureaucrats in Ottawa. What the Prime Minister cannot tell us is how many child care spaces the Liberals are actually going to create. They hope it is 40,000, but they do not have an actual plan. They hope to balance the budget, but they do not have an actual plan. The pattern has developed and continues to develop.

I can tell members that our previous Conservative government took a much different approach. We focused on supporting families, and we had a plan. That is why we implemented initiatives such as the universal child care benefit, the children's fitness tax credit, the children's art tax credit, tax credits for post-secondary education and textbooks, and income splitting for families.

Unfortunately, since taking office, the Liberals have eliminated these initiatives one by one, with the public transit tax credit being the latest to get the axe.

When in government, the Conservative Party understood that in order to keep up in this global economy and create jobs, we needed to push a real innovation agenda. That is why we created a more efficient and effective national digital research infrastructure system by investing in CANARIE, Canada's world-class, high-speed research and education network. We extended Canada's participation in the international space station mission to 2024 to build on Canada's strong legacy of supporting space exploration. We developed the next generation of innovation leaders by supporting graduate-level research and development internships through Mitacs. We made a landmark investment in post-secondary education by creating the Canada first research excellence fund, with $1.5 billion over the next decade. This investment helped to secure Canada's international leadership in science and innovation. (1245)

We provided $49 million to the Canadian Youth Business Foundation to help young entrepreneurs grow their firms. We fostered world-leading research by investing $220 million in the TRIUMF physics laboratory to support leading research and launch cutting-edge spinoff companies. We provided $1.5 billion to support the private sector in research and development to strengthen the competitiveness of Canada's aerospace sector through the strategic aerospace and defence initiative. We launched the venture capital action plan to increase private sector investments in early-stage risk capital and to support the creation of large-scale venture capital funds. We supported technology innovation by investing $15 million in support of the Institute for Quantum Computing for research and commercialization of quantum technologies, and $3 million to support the creation of the Open Data Institute.

We stood up for the automotive industry by investing $500 million in the automotive innovation fund to support significant new projects in Canada. We also provided over $800 million to support cutting-edge post-secondary research infrastructure through the Canada Foundation for Innovation. These are real, tangible supports for ideas and for entrepreneurs that make innovation happen, as well as real, tangible supports for Canadian families....”

Marwan Tabbara (Liberal)

May 4th
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Statements by Members

“... Auditorium.

Congratulations to Ball Construction, Leon Martin, and InnoSoft Canada for their entrepreneurship in bringing the franchise to Waterloo region, and to the league for providing aspir...”

Pierre Nantel (NDP)

May 4th
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Statements by Members

“...at assists with the development of the social economy or, to quote Jean-Martin Aussant, “collective entrepreneurship”.

I was especially proud of Rendez-vous de l'économie sociale, which was held in Longueuil, because it gave me a chance to see yet again how enthusiastic our community is about collective entrepreneurship. Look at our local media including the Point Sud newspaper or the radio station FM ...”

Maryam Monsef (Liberal)

May 4th
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Oral Questions

“...egy, $11 billion invested in housing, a poverty reduction strategy, investments in supporting women entrepreneurs, investments in women in STEM, $90 million in a network of shelters across the country...”

Dean Allison (Conservative)

May 4th
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Government Orders

“... or a supercluster, this budget is simply not for you.

Innovation thrives when businesses and entrepreneurs are free from excessive taxes, regulation, and interference, but this budget takes the...”

Maryam Monsef (Liberal)

May 4th
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Government Orders

“... million over the next two years to continue its important work of inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs so that more of them can achieve the kind of success Andressa has.

I am going to...”

Kim Rudd (Liberal)

May 4th
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Adjournment Proceedings

“...rough rebates, by cutting personal income tax and small business taxes, and by investing to support entrepreneurs and clean technologies that create good-paying, middle-class jobs all around the count...”

Pierre Nantel (NDP)

May 2nd
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Privilege

“...can say whatever she wants, but right now we do not have the crucial measures needed to protect our entrepreneurs in the cultural industries and in other areas threatened by what is being offered online. Although we cannot be against progress, we nevertheless have to recognize that entrepreneurs have a challenge. However, absolutely nothing is happening. It is really pathetic.

This government comes into power with its blue blood complex and thinks it is the natural governing party and that it is royalty. It may seem that members of this government are blue bloods because they are friends with the Bay Street kings, who have their own agenda. No matter what the little candidate said during the election campaign, they are going to tell him that that is not how things go.

It is sad because regular people expect solid social measures in health or social housing. Regular people who watch television are steadily turning to Netflix. In other words, fewer and fewer people are purchasing ads on network television and in our newspapers. In other words, we have smaller budgets for our productions and our own culture, of which we are so proud. The money is drying up. Our media are suffering and we all know it.

Everyone has a weekly paper that is losing ground because it is no longer able to sell ad space, since everyone is sending our advertisement dollars over the Internet. That money is going to California, Mountain View for Google and Palo Alto for Apple.

These are urgent matters, but there is far too much concern over whether the Crown looks good. It is pathetic. It is crazy because it is runs completely counter to what was presented during the election campaign. They presented themselves as a government of and for the people and the middle class. I am here to tell you that their agenda does not reflect that.

It is quite clear that this government is more interested in listening to its cronies. We have a government that is fuelling cynicism, when it promised there would be none.

When I was here from 2011 to 2015, when the Conservative government was not interested in a word anyone had to say, we knew what we were dealing with. It said it was going to follow its agenda and if we did not like it, then too bad.

However, the Liberals set certain expectations. They say that things could be better, but they are getting worse because issues that are being pushed aside are far more important than what we are seeing here right now.

What a sad situation we are in this week. We are extremely far from the issues that matter to Canadians and Quebeckers. (1320)

Those who work short-term, temporary jobs just want to make ends meet. Ultimately, they would like to be able to do more than that. They would like to have ambitions for their children and themselves. They would like to be able to envision a happy retirement. They would like their children to have a better standard of living than they did, and they would like progress to continue. That is not what is happening.

Instead, we now have a government that refuses to listen and is putting on blinders so that it does not have to deal with any issues it does not consider to be a priority. For example, it would be a good idea to ensure that online merchants do not cannibalize the sales of local retailers and entrepreneurs, whether they have an online presence or not. I sometimes get the impression that this...”

Glen Motz (Conservative)

May 1st
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Statements by Members

“...arning opportunities relevant to many students and provide a test and demonstration environment for entrepreneurs and their emerging technologies.

I am pleased to support the many endeavours of ...”

John Barlow (Conservative)

May 1st
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Privilege

“...again in 2019.

My constituents of Foothills are smart, full of integrity, driven, principled, entrepreneurial, and hard working. I am challenged each and every day by my constituents, their work...”


The Senate

Hon. A. Raynell Andreychuk

May 18th
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Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Implementation Bill Third Reading

“...es we read about, when you get down into Ukraine, you will see the kinds of small businesses, women entrepreneurs that we can link to. Those opportunities, of course, are with the diaspora, the Ukrain...”

Hon. Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie

May 17th
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Council of Ontario Universities Congratulations on Lieutenant Governor's Medal of Distinction in Public Administration

“...ate success at Ontario's 21 publicly funded universities.

University innovation, research and entrepreneurship are critical for the future of our economy. Our universities have made discoveries ...”

Hon. A. Raynell Andreychuk

May 16th
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Murad Al-Katib Congratulations on 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Award

“... Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

This year the panel has honoured Canadian entrepreneur Murad Al-Katib, the first Canadian to be honoured from amongst hundreds of possible candidates.

Raised in Davidson, Saskatchewan, Mr. Al-Katib is the son of Turkish immigrants. Mr. Al-Katib credits his parents as his inspiration as they taught him first-hand the value of community service. His father served as the local doctor and his mother as the former mayor.

This passion for community service, coupled with his knowledge of the Saskatchewan agri-food industry and his experienced background in trade promotion led Mr. Al-Katib to found SaskCan Pulse Trading in 2001.

Today, known as AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., his company is a global leader in the export of Saskatchewan pulse crops. Pulse crops are a sustainable food source, high in protein and fibre, and low in fat content. AGT ships Saskatchewan chickpeas, peas, beans and lentils to over 120 countries.

Featured in this month's issue of BusinessView Saskatoon, Mr. Al-Katib described the philosophy that guides his business plan as follows:

I want to be a champion of compassionate entrepreneurship, a world in which entrepreneurs harness their energies and help society solve some of its problems.

As President and CEO of AGT, Mr. Al-Katib is the embodiment of "compassionate entrepreneurship." AGT assembles and delivers food parcels in tamper-proof containers to refugees th...”

Hon. Pamela Wallin

May 16th
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Murad Al-Katib Congratulations on 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Award

“...he value of giving back and of participating. Those values, in turn, inspired him not only to be an entrepreneur but an entrepreneur in agriculture in rural Saskatchewan. After university, Murad knew his home province wa...”

Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade

May 16th
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Ministry of International Trade Market Diversification

“.... That is why we developed a plan to include people who have been under-represented in trade. Women entrepreneurs and young people come to mind, for instance. We also organized round tables with First...”

Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade

May 16th
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Ministry of International Trade Trade Agreements—Implementation

“... we have negotiated with Europe.

Obviously, it's about making sure that we give women who are entrepreneurs particular attention and opportunities. It is the same thing with indigenous people and our youth. I had round tables in a number of cities to make sure people see the benefit, but even more important, seize the benefit. Seeing the benefit is something, but seizing it is probably something about which we are going to be relentless.

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Like I said, this is not one particular minister, but I'll try to engage as many Canadians as possible. I would hope that through the trade committee, the Senate would engage as well to make sure. After all, there is one SME, one woman entrepreneur, one young person in your riding or region, and probably one indigenous person who coul...”

Hon. Lucie Moncion

May 4th
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Canada Prompt Payment Bill Third Reading

“...rojects, and I think the concern that we all have is with provincial situations, because most small entrepreneurs are provincially regulated. So how will this legislation help provincial legislation and provincial entrepreneurs so that they will be paid promptly?”

Hon. Donald Neil Plett

May 2nd
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The Honourable Victor Oh Election of Saudi Arabia to the Commission on the Status of Women

“...hat we are doing our part for "all the tea in China."

Colleagues, Senator Oh is an example of entrepreneurship and ambassadorship both in Canada and abroad, and he was rightly honoured. I am so ...”


Active Bills

Bill S-224


An Act respecting payments made under construction contracts
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Bill Status: Third Reading in the Senate

“...uction) contractor means any person performing construction work under a construction contract with a government institution. (entrepreneur) dispute means any disagreement between the parties to a construction contract in respect of the interpretation, application, administration or perfor...”


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