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New Democrats Secure Key Supports for Small Business

OTTAWA – On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that small businesses will be able to apply for the Canada Emergency Rent Support (CERS) program on Monday. This announcement comes after weeks of NDP calls to fix their flawed rent program and to extend the wage-subsidy into Spring 2021.
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November 20

Liberals and Conservatives with wealthy instead of Canadian families

Ottawa – At a time when Canadians are worried about who will pay for the pandemic and the recovery, the liberals and conservatives joined forces to vote against making the wealthy pay their fair share. yesterday, they voted against the NDP motion calling on the government to impose a one percent wealth tax on those who profited off the pandemic while families struggled to make ends meet.
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November 11

Letter of Support of Hospitality and Tourism Workers

Dear Minister Joly and Minister Qualtrough,
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October 28

MP GORD JOHNS SPONSORS CONSTITUENT PETITION FOR FIRST RESPONDER TAX CREDIT INCREASE

Port Alberni — Member of Parliament Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) is sponsoring a parliamentary petition initiated by his Green Party opponent in the last federal election. Sean Wood, a Parksville businessman and former volunteer fire fighter, is asking Canadians to sign a petition urging the government to increase the tax credit for essential workers who volunteer as first responders. 
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October 27

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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