A quartet of Atlantic Canada Liberal MPs are calling on their own government to sharply ramp up financial support for economic growth in the region even though the four Atlantic provinces already get more federal funding for economic development than Quebec, Ontario, or Western Canada.
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On April 7, MP Ramesh Sangha introduced Bill C-344, a private member’s bill that would authorize the Minister of Public Works to require an explanation of anticipated community benefits when bids are submitted for federal infrastructure projects.
The Parliament of Canada has voted unanimously to adopt Motion M-100, sending a clear message and mandate to the Government of Canada. M-100 is a Private Member’s Motion, tabled by Liberal M.P. Alexandra Mendès (Brossard – St-Lambert), to establish a framework that will promote the recognition and development of co-operatives in Canada.