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Small business owners still waiting for the rent support the Liberals promised

OTTAWA – As November 1 approaches and rent is due, small business owners are still waiting for the support that the Liberals promised weeks ago. Today, NDP Critic for Small Business Gord Johns is again calling on the government to actually deliver this much-needed help and to back-date rent relief so our businesses can survive the pandemic. 
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October 22

Gord Johns tells Liberals to keep promises on small business rent support

Weeks after the Liberal government announced changes to small business supports, NDP Critic for Small Business and Economic Development is calling on the federal government to table those supports.
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October 8

MP Gord Johns pushes for pandemic profiteers and ultra-wealthy to pay their share

OTTAWA – Throughout this pandemic, while most Canadians and small businesses owners in Canada have struggled to get by and worried about their future, the wealthiest in Canada actually got richer. In fact, Canada’s top twenty richest people are close to $40 billion richer than they were before the pandemic hit. 
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October 7

Gord Johns' Statement on Plastics Announcement

OTTAWA - People across Canada have been asking the government to take action on banning plastics for years. The government and all opposition parties supported my motion to create a clear course to eliminate and reduce plastics two years ago. While it has taken some time, today’s announcement reassures Canadians that the government is finally taking steps to get this done. But the Liberals must go much further than today's announcement.
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October 2

NDP MP Gord Johns calls for Liberals to end DFO’s mandate to promote aquaculture

OTTAWA – Gord Johns, NDP Critic for Fisheries and Oceans, is calling on the Liberal government to keep their promise to implement the recommendations of the Cohen Commission.
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September 28

NDP: Minister Must Protect Salmon stocks by Closing Open-Net Pen Farms in Discovery Islands

Gord Johns, NDP Critic for Fisheries and Ocean, issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans:
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September 25

Liberal Government continues to pit fishers against each other

OTTAWA– The Liberal government continues to fight Indigenous fishing rights in court and provide unclear instruction to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), irresponsibly fueling mounting tensions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous fishers on both coasts.
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September 22

Letter to Ministers Mary Ng and Chrystia Freeland Concerning Extending CEWS and CECRA

Dear Ministers,
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September 18

Gord Johns Calls for Extension of Wage Subsidy to Support Workers at Hardest-Hit Businesses

Small businesses and the people who run them have worked hard to survive the pandemic and keep the economy running. 
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September 14

Gord Johns’ Statement on Transport Canada’s BC Ferries Decision

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns has added his voice to those of coastal residents and community leaders who are concerned about a recent decision to force ferry passengers out of their vehicles and into busy passenger decks in the midst of the COVID pandemic.
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