CALL FOR TRADE COMMITTEE SUBMISSIONS FROM ESSEX SMES
November 21st, 2018 - 2:24pm
As the Vice-Chair on the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade, I would like to ask all interested parties to contribute to the work of my committee. The committee adopted a motion to study ways in which the Government of Canada can help Canada’s small and medium-sized firms to pursue international trade opportunities.
Your local voice is key – you have the “on-the-ground experience” on this issue and I want this valuable information to be heard by the committee and to be included in our report to the government.
I invite everyone interested to submit a recommendation to the committee before December 28, 2018 to the Clerk of the committee, Ms. Christine LaFrance at CIIT@parl.gc.ca. Submissions can be any length and would be most helpful to include a separate list of recommendations you would like to make to the Government of Canada. Please copy me on your submission at email@example.com.
If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to contact my Parliamentary office at 613-992-1812.
Thank you for your participation and assistance on this initiative – for trade to truly work for all Canadians, it is vital that the government not simply sign agreements and then walk away.
The federal government has a significant role to play to provide comprehensive support and well-funded infrastructure to our businesses, workers, producers and manufacturers so they may access the benefits of these trade agreements.