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COVID-19 2020-05-06T16:18:10+00:00

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At your service during COVID-19

We’re in this together! While COVID-19 crisis is having a profound impact on our daily life and economy, we’re stronger than a virus. We will overcome. Over the past few weeks, a number of federal programs have been initiated to help Canadian workers, businesses, the self-employed, farmers, students and more.

I’ve added this page to my website to keep all the information in one place. Check back regularly as this page is updated on a daily basis. We also know there is more to be done and have been pressing the government on the gaps.

As more detail is provided, check back here for the latest information on:

  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit

  • Employment Insurance

  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy for employers

  • Canada Emergency Business Accounts

  • Deferred income tax filing deadlines

  • Seasonal workers for our local farms

  • Agriculture and agri-food issues

  • Canada Summer Jobs program 2020

  • Canada Child Benefit

  • Canada Student Loans

  • GST Credit

  • Health lines and resources

  • and more

  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit

  • Employment Insurance

  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy for employers

  • Canada Emergency Business Accounts

  • Deferred income tax filing deadlines

  • Seasonal workers for our local farms

  • Agriculture and agri-food issues

  • Canada Summer Jobs program 2020

  • Canada Child Benefit

  • GST Credit

  • Health lines and resources

  • and more

If my office can be of assistance to you at this time, don’t hesitate to contact us at 905-648-3850 or david.sweet@parl.gc.ca 

Please stay healthy and be kind to one another.

David Sweet, MP

13 hours ago

David Sweet, M.P.

Small businesses are vital – not only to the Canadian economy but our local economy here in Flamborough-Glanbrook and the surrounding Hamilton area. 80% of jobs in this country are made up by small businesses, yet; the Liberal Government has failed to provide adequate support for them throughout COVID-19.

Many of these small businesses have felt the economic repercussions of COVID-19 and critically need government support at this time.

The Canada Emergency Commercial Assistance program (CECRA) put forth by the Liberals was intended to help Canadian small business owners but has become a program that is overly complicated for business owners to navigate through.

CECRA needs to become more flexible – I will continue to do everything in my power to fight to get the small business owners of Flamborough-Glanbrook and the rest of Canada the support the desperately need and deserve.
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So sad that small business that help so many are closing. "Garth Wellness Clinic" and "The Inner You Wellness" have both posted today that they are permanently closed and cannot recover from the financial strain of covid. Two places where I have my treatments/therapies. Such hard times for many and I truly pray the gov't can help individuals during these times.

Today, I was very fortunate to be able to make a statement, in the House of Commons, for Scleroderma Month. Scleroderma Month takes place over the course of June and is intended to raise awareness for the progressive and chronic connective tissue disorder that can attack one’s internal organs.

This month holds a strong personal meaning for me. My mother was diagnosed with Scleroderma and watching her suffer the effects of this awful disorder was one of the most heart-wrenching experiences of my life.

In previous years, this month has included a walk put on by Scleroderma Canada and I have been honoured to participate. Due to COVID-19, this is unable to take place like usual. However, the Scleroderma Society of Canada is planning a virtual event which I encourage everyone to consider contributing.

If you would like to take participate or contribute to the virtrual event, please visit: www.scleroderma.ca/
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Hon.Member Sweet, thank you very much for raising the issue of family reunification at the border today. This is affecting me personally as well as many other families across the US and Canada and we are sincerely grateful you took the time to give us a voice!

Good effort

Today, as a follow-up to their defeat of our motion for the Parliamentary Special Committee to look into the worsening situation in Hong Kong, I asked the Liberal Government why they have yet to condemn the Chinese Communist regime for their attacks on the free people of Hong Kong. I asked them how they can not condemn the CCP while still calling themselves defenders of freedom?

Not only did the Liberals fail once again to condemn the actions of the Chinese Communist party (CCP) but most concerning, they had the Minister of Transport answer by reading what can only be assumed to be talking points. Where was the Minister of Global Affairs? Is this issue that unimportant to them?

I will continue to do everything within my power to stand-up for human rights in China, across the world and to press the Liberals to condemn the CCP aggression against Hong Kongers.
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Comment on Facebook

Thanks for pursuing this. It amazes me how powerless we are to this treason.

Marc Garneau. Once a space cadet always a space cadet.

One country...two systems? Yah right. What a farce.

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