Ms. Olivia Chow (Trinity—Spadina, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives can find billions to stage the G20 photo op and millions for a fake lake, but nothing for the small businesses suffering from the lockdown of the largest city in Canada.
There will be no compensation for any property damages and it will take businesses up to seven years to get help. Yesterday 150 small businesses met to discuss the issues, but the federal representative did not even show up.
When will the Conservative government stop stonewalling and ignoring the needs of small businesses or does it just not care?
Hon. Lawrence Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs, CPC):
Mr. Speaker, I thought my hon. colleague had a wonderful opportunity to set the record straight and to correct and apologize for the statements made by her party regarding Israel but, unfortunately, she did not seize the opportunity.