Bill MORNEAU

MORNEAU, The Hon. William Francis, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Toronto Centre (Ontario)
Birth Date
October 7, 1962
Website
http://billmorneau.ca
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=5d3dfa7b-f157-4019-ac2a-4dab0cb15f92&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
Bill.Morneau@parl.gc.ca
Profession
business manager, company head

Parliamentary Career

October 19, 2015 -
LIB
  Toronto Centre (Ontario)
  • Minister of Finance (November 4, 2015 - )

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 267)


June 18, 2019

Hon. Bill Morneau (Minister of Finance, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, it is very important that we listen to people in the business community to figure out what we should do to make sure our economy keeps doing well.

They have told us, first and foremost, that skills matter. What did we do? We ensured that people could have access to university by lowering the cost of university for low and middle-income Canadians. We put in place an approach to ensure that people could get the training they needed over the long term. They also told us that taxes mattered, so we lowered the taxes on small and medium-sized businesses.

We know our approach is working. We will continue to focus on what really matters to business to keep our economy—

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Small Business
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June 18, 2019

Hon. Bill Morneau (Minister of Finance, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, we did take on the additional $150 billion of debt left us by the previous Harper government. What we did was decided that with that we would actually focus on the middle class. We knew it would be the engine of growth for our country. We focused on it and we increased the amount of money going to people who were struggling to get by. Lo and behold, our economy rebounded and lo and behold, the lowest unemployment rate in four years.

That was good news, but we will keep on working for the middle class. We are going to keep making sure that businesses are successful. Our approach is working.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Small Business
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June 18, 2019

Hon. Bill Morneau (Minister of Finance, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, we know that confidence among small and medium-sized businesses and confidence among large businesses is critically important. That is why we never resort to scare tactics like this.

We focus on how we can actually make a difference. The good news is that the things we have done have actually made a difference. The fact that Canadians have more money in their pockets means they are putting it back into the economy, means they are actually buying goods from small and medium-sized businesses. The good news is it is working. Canadians are doing well and we are going to keep on it.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Small Business
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June 18, 2019

Hon. Bill Morneau (Minister of Finance, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, we know that results count. We are in a position where our economy is doing better than anyone expected at this stage. We have the lowest rate of unemployment we have seen in 40 years. We have the highest rate of working-age population at work than we have ever seen in history in the country.

One of the big reasons for that is because small and medium-sized businesses are doing well. We lowered their tax rates. They are now experiencing the lowest tax rates among G7 countries.

We have continued to support businesses in the country and what they have done. They have created jobs so Canadians are working. It is good news all around.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Small Business
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June 17, 2019

Hon. Bill Morneau (Minister of Finance, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 83(1), I wish to table a notice of a ways and means motion to amend the Income Tax Act.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), I ask that an order of the day be designated for consideration of the motion.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Ways and Means
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