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Johns Calls on Government to Expand Application for Fish Harvester's Grant and Benefit

Port Alberni — Member of Parliament Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) is asking the federal government to offer a larger window to fishers to apply for benefits under the Fish Harvester Benefit and Grant Program aimed at helping them deal with the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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July 28

Johns Calls on Federal Government to Provide Emergency Wage Benefits to BC Ferries

PORT ALBERNI — Gord Johns, Member of Parliament and NDP Critic for Tourism, is calling on the Liberal government to amend the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) to allow BC Ferries to apply for benefits.
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July 22

MP Gord Johns presses government to open commercial rent relief program directly to tenants

OTTAWA — Today in the House of Commons, Member of Parliament Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) called on the government to allow commercial tenants apply directly for rent relief rather than rely on their landlords to access the funds on their behalf.
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July 20

CECRA Must Be Fixed - Joint Letter to Ministers Ng and Morneau

Dear Ministers,
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July 10

Letter to Minister of Fisheries and Oceans regarding Delays to Fish Harvester Benefit and Fish Harvester Grant

Minister Jordan,
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June 27

Letter to Ministers Ng and Morneau: Extend and Scale the Wage Subsidy

Dear Minister,
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June 12

Support for Indigenous Businesses Long Overdue

NDP Deputy Critic for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Indigenous Services Gord Johns made the following statement:
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May 29

New Democrats are standing up for fishers and harvesters across Canada

PORT ALBERNI – NDP Critic for Fisheries and Oceans Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) and his fellow New Democrats have gotten the government to reconvene the Fisheries and Oceans Committee (FOPO). At committee, New Democrats will work for supports for fishers and harvesters who are struggling with the economic downturn because of COVID-19 and on providing solutions for ocean protection and habitat restoration.
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May 27

Joint Letter with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Paid Sick Leave

Dear business leaders,
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May 26

Letter to Ministers Calling for Significant Changes to Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (CECRA)

Minister Morneau and Minister Ng,
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