Toronto - Just days before Christmas, newcomer settlement organizations began receiving notices about dramatic cuts to their federal funding. Earlier this month the Conservatives confirmed that they were cutting national settlement funding allocations by $53 million next year, with nearly $44 million being cut in Ontario alone.
Ottawa - The Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), announced on September 30, 2010 the launch of a private sector committee. This new committee will provide advice to the Government of Canada on a wide range of issues of importance to small and medium-sized businesses, such as reducing red tape and improving access to federal programs and information.
Ottawa - The Harper government has reneged on its promise to fix a small business loan program that is helping less businesses while costing more money, Liberal Small Business Critic Navdeep Bains said today.
Ottawa - Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff announced today that the Hon. Navdeep Bains (Mississauga-Brampton South) has agreed to serve as Critic for Small Business and Tourism in the Opposition Shadow Cabinet.
Brampton - The McGuinty government is providing additional operating funding of $14.3 million for William Osler Health Centre's Brampton Civic Hospital to support increased patient care services at the hospital.
Ottawa - Mississauga-Brampton South MP Navdeep Bains will lead a special committee that will advise Party Leader Michael Ignatieff on party renewal. The appointment was announced at a meeting of the Liberal Party's National Executive this weekend.