Minister of Small Business and Tourism holds Town Hall

MP Bardish Chagger and MP Sonia Sidhu

MP Bardish Chagger and MP Sonia Sidhu address a packed hall

Sonia Sidhu, MP Brampton South, was on hand to welcome Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, to Brampton at her Small Business Town Hall.

“Small businesses drive a huge part of our economy and of our community,” said Sidhu. “It was a fantastic opportunity to welcome Minister Chagger to Brampton for our town hall consultation. Brampton’s small business leaders had a great chance to speak to her directly.”

It was a packed town hall from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, July 18 at the Algoma University (Brampton) Student Centre. There were representatives from the Brampton Board of Trade, the Downtown BIA, StartUp Peel, and many small business owners. The discussion was moderated by Professor Seymour Stein of Algoma University (Brampton).

There was a significant and substantive discussion period that raised constructive ideas from Bramptonians on what they can do to help their small businesses succeed and prosper. The views and voices from Brampton will be taken back to the Small Business Ministry and the Cabinet.

“Our government is committed to measures that will help create new business opportunities and reduce administrative burden, which will be a major factor in small business’ future success,” said Sidhu. “In consulting with Canadians in town halls like these, we can ensure that our policy-making is evidence-based and that our government is responsive to the needs of Canadians.”

The discussion centered around the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) that will provide an economic boost to the Canadian economy as a whole. The government’s new middle class tax cut also puts more money in families’ pockets that they can spend at small businesses. – CINEWS

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