May 14, 1993 (34th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Mac Harb

Liberal

Mr. Harb:

She said I do not need an answer, Mr. Speaker. That basically says it all.
As a result of the collapse of consumer confidence, small business over the past three years has suffered a major blow as a result of a lack of policies and lack of action on the part of the government.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business issued its annual report in March, 1993. In this report it makes a number of suggestions. This government always tries to portray that it listens to the small business sector and the people out there. If that is the case then why after nine years with this government do we still have the same people coming back on a regular basis saying the same thing over and over to this government without it even listening to them?
Mr. Speaker, I can see you pointing to me so I am going to say that my party has responded to the call of the business community. As a part of our agenda we have proposals that deal with improved and continuous training for workers and managers. We have initiatives to help businesses bring new products to market and speed technology acquisition by small and medium-sized businesses, among many other initiatives to help the economy.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   ALLOTTED DAY, S. O. 81-THE ECONOMY
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