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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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September 11

NDP MPs ALISTAIR MACGREGOR, LAUREL COLLINS, AND GORD JOHNS WRITE TO FEDERAL CABINET MINISTERS TO ADDRESS FOOD SECURITY ISSUES.

OTTAWA - NDP Critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food Alistair MacGregor (MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford), Critic for Environment and Climate Change Laurel Collins (MP for Victoria), and Critic for Small Business Gord Johns (MP for Courtenay–Alberni), in advance of Speech from the Throne, set for September 23, called on the federal government to re-orient Canada’s conventional farming practices. 
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August 18

No more excuses: Liberals must fix emergency rent assistance now

NDP calls for immediate changes to CECRA before more businesses are forced to close
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August 18

MP Johns Calls on Federal Government to Provide Urgent Support to Veterans Service Organizations

PARKSVILLE — Member of Parliament Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) has called on the Liberal government to fulfill the Prime Minister’s promise to provide emergency support to local Canadian Legions and other organizations providing essential services to veterans during the COVID pandemic. 
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August 6

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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