In the House
June 17, 2020

Petition on Media e-2464 Initiated by Margaret Ormrod from St. Albert, Alberta. Whereas: Canada’s largest newspaper chain is owned mostly by U.S. hedge funds which did a legal end run around our foreign…
June 16, 2020

CERB Extension

More Canadians are returning to work, but many people still face challenges due to COVID-19. As we begin to take steps to safely restart our economy, we will continue to…
June 13, 2020

Vancouver Centre Business Call

I chatted with Vij's and Oceanwise about the government assistance programs available to them. Tune in to see how these two Vancouver Centre businesses have benefited from the CEWS and…
June 10, 2020

Small Business Update

Today, Minister Ng announced our government’s partnership with POST Promise, an initiative launched today by Canadian private-sector organizations to help businesses across the country reopen safely. You can find more…
June 9, 2020

Addressing Systemic Racism

Last week, the Prime Minister participated in the ongoing demonstrations, in solidarity with racialized Canadians who are protesting against anti-black racism. At every level of government, we need to work…
June 8, 2020

Exemption to Travel Ban

In an effort to flatten the curve, the Government of Canada has taken a number of extraordinary measures at the border, such as restricting all non-essential travel. We know that…
In the House
June 4, 2020

Systemic Racism

Today in the House, I addressed systemic racism. Watch my statement here: Mr. Speaker, the terrible acts of violence against black persons in the United States has brought racism to…
June 3, 2020

Workplace Safety Resources

As the economy slowly restarts, workplaces are continuing to adapt to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has released numerous resources to support…
June 1, 2020

Expansion to CEBA

#GOC announced an expansion to the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to include many owner-operated small businesses. The program will now be available to a greater…
May 27, 2020

CEWS Consultation

On May 15th, we announced that after listening to Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs, we extended the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) by an additional 12 weeks to August 29,…
May 14, 2020

Sex workers and COVID-19

COVID-19 has revealed some uncomfortable truths about our society, as our prime minister pointed out today.  We have seen the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities. Each group comes…
May 12, 2020

More Support for Seniors

I have been hearing from many seniors who are severely impacted by COVID-19. Many are unable to leave their homes out of fear of compromising their health. They have been…
May 6, 2020

Threads of Life, Steps for Life Event On April 28th, we honoured the #NationalDayofMourning. On May 2nd, Threads for Life planned a #StepsforLife event to raise awareness about the impacts of workplace accidents on families. While…
May 6, 2020

OSCE PA COVID-19 Intersectionality Statement As Special Gender Representative for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, I know that gender inequality is compounded by factors like socio-economic status, LGBTQ2 status, aboriginal &…
April 22, 2020

Support for Students

Many students rely on work to get them through school and are counting on jobs after they graduate. COVID-19 has halted many of these plans. The Government of Canada is…