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COVID Support for Seniors

The government has announced financial support for seniors in light of additional expenses incurred due to COVID. Seniors who qualify for Old Age Security (OAS) will be eligible for a one-time, tax-free payment of $300, and those eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) will get an extra $200. Those eligible for both will receive $500. Information will be posted on the government's COVID-19 response page as available: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

E-Petition 2574 - In Opposition to the Prime Minister's May 1 Ban on Over 1,500 Firearms: CLICK HERE TO SIGN

Note: For Canadians returning from abroad: Visit www.travel.gc.ca for the latest available details.

INFORMATION ON THE CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT (CERB)

Applications for CERB are now open! To apply, visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html

For answers to any CERB-related enquiries, visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application/questions.html

 

Manufacturers/companies looking to provide supplies

If you are able to manufacture or provide any supplies to help combat COVID-19, please visit: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/calling-all-suppliers-help-canada-combat-covid-19 

 

HELP CENTRE

We are working hard to constantly provide the most accurate and up-to-date information available on COVID-19 including the measures being taken by Government, precautions and best practices for individuals, support for businesses and more.

These pages can be quickly and easily accessed through our Help Centre. Click here to visit now.

Statement by Dave Epp MP regarding  recent comments by Derek Sloan MP regarding Dr. Tam.

"A personal attack on Dr Tam, or anyone, contrary to our Constitution or Charter of Rights and Freedom is wrong, and must never go unchallenged. I applaud Dr. Tam for her dedication and service, and  have no question of her loyalty to Canada. Now back to the people's business."

MP Epp Statement on Supporting Measures to Help Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

CHATHAM-KENT-LEAMINGTON – Chatham-Kent-Leamington MP Dave Epp is advocating practical ways to help small businesses who have seen their revenues collapse as a result of COVID-19. Many are days away from permanently closing or declaring bankruptcy and laying off millions of employees.
The government’s promised wage subsidy would cover 75% of salaries up to $847/employee per week for businesses whose revenue has dropped 30% or more. Under the current plan, employers will need to wait as long as 6 weeks to even apply for the wage subsidy and then will face a further delay before they get the cash. And for business ordered to close resulting in complete layoffs of staff, a 75% wage subsidy does not address their ongoing overhead costs. Small businesses with urgent bill payments can’t afford to wait for weeks, they need help now.
Conservatives are calling on the government to:
1. Give small businesses back the GST they remitted to the government in the last year so that they have the cash to pay their employees until the wage subsidy arrives.
2. Immediately set up the Canada Emergency Business Accounts so that small businesses have access to up to $40,000 in interest-free loans.
3. Allow businesses to demonstrate their 30% revenue loss using other metrics such as loss of earnings, subscriptions, and orders.
4. Temporarily allow owner-operators to become wage-earning employees instead of dividend recipients so that they qualify for the wage subsidy.
“Small business are the lifelines of our communities, and while we have tried to give the government some allowance to get their house in order, time is up. Small business need helps now, not more “conversation”. Small business have had enough of the Prime Minister making pronouncements of too little and too late, and no details until weeks later.
“Entrepreneurs do not have that kind of time. The solutions we are proposing are immediate, necessary, and can save many businesses from closing their doors forever,” Epp said. “Common sense tells us that it is madness for the government to fail these businesses, destroying many people lives, only to turn around with taxpayer money trying to get businesses to start up again.”
Conservatives will continue to put forward constructive solutions to ensure that no one falls through the cracks and ensure that Canadians, workers and small businesses have the help they need during this crisis.
There is no one to blame, we must make the best of it as we can. If you have questions, suggestions or want to help, people can email me at DaveEpp@parl.gc.ca. My staff and I will do our best to help you through the frustration that can be government.
Our thanks to those who keep the essentials going, which we honour by staying home. Thank you to you all. Please help look after each other. We can do this. We must. We will. Together.

Statement on MP Salary Increases

On April 1, like many organizations, there is an annual cost of living allowance given to keep wages consistent with the increased cost of living.
Salary increase for MP’s is 2.1 % or $3,700. Now is not the time for such an increase.
I had made my views known that the allowance should be cancelled this year given the hardships everyone is going through, but was informed that it would not be cancelled.
Consistent with my beliefs, I have made donations this morning of $1,000 to Erie Shores Hospital Foundation (Leamington) which represents of one-third of the riding, and $2,000 to Chatham-Kent Hospital Foundation which represents two-thirds of our riding as well as $1,000 to a Canadian charity that provides international aid.

 

 

 

 

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