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Petitioning Stephen Poloz

Bank of Canada: Add women from Canadian history to Canadian bank notes

When Mark Carney was governor of the Bank of Canada, the Bank decided to remove the images of the first notable Canadian women who finally made it onto our bank notes. While Queen Elizabeth II appears on $20 notes, the result is that there are again no women from Canadian history on our bills. It is unacceptable that female historical figures are not featured on the Polymer Series or another series - just male prime ministers and the Queen. In 2011, the Bank of Canada began issuing new $50 polymer bills which replaced images of The Famous 5 and Thérèse Casgrain with an icebreaker - rather than images of other female historical figures. Despite a public outcry over the new bills, the Bank of Canada made no changes to the series or firm commitments of more inclusiveness in future bills. Governor Carney issued a press release that indicated "Our bank notes belong to all Canadians, and the work we do at the Bank is for all Canadians." Bank notes that belong to all Canadians should depict a wider range of Canadians, of both genders as well as various ethnic origins. Who and what is celebrated on our bank notes matters, as it reflects what we consider important in our culture and history and who we consider worthy of honouring for achievement. Women are not absent from the list of notable worthies in Canada, just notably absent or under-represented in many of the images that surround us and which contribute to our view of the world and our potential role in it. In a situation very similar to the Canadian one, plans were recently announced by the Bank of England to remove reformer Elizabeth Fry from the face of £5 notes and replace her with Winston Churchill. A storm of criticism following the announcement led to public protests, a petition signed by over 35,000 people, and the threat of legal action funded by $21,500 in donations. This time around, Mark Carney, now the Governor of the Bank of England, reversed plans to dump the only woman on the country's bank notes. He announced on July 24, 2013 that author Jane Austen would be featured on new £10 notes. British journalists such as Danica Kirka praised the decision as "a sign that there is plenty of pride and little prejudice against women on the country's currency." Can the same be said in Canada, or are we to assume that the approach of the Bank of Canada indicates plenty of prejudice and little pride in Canadian women? An all-male line-up on bank notes is not acceptable in Canada, anymore than it was in the United Kingdom. Australia provides an excellent example of including nation builders of both genders on its bank notes. Most of the current notes feature a notable woman as well as a man, and a website that provides biographies of each of the people depicted: http://banknotes.rba.gov.au/ausbanknotes.html#!note/10. We call on the Bank of Canada to add women from Canadian history to our bank notes as soon as possible, and announce that all future series will feature females as well as males. FRANÇAIS

Merna Forster
72,715 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Justin Trudeau

Stop #UnfairTaxChanges: Access to Canada's Health Care Threatened

On July 18, 2017, the Government of Canada, under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, announced its intentions to alter the current tax laws for small businesses. The impact of these proposed changes will be immense and disastrous. As hard-working members of society, small businesses provide the economic backbone of Canada. Small business owners receive none of the paid benefits that salaried employees do. The risks and costs of running a small business are high. Tax assistance is vital to ensure the survival of small businesses. Our Canadian doctors are independent of the government and run their clinics like small businesses without any support from the government. Without pensions or any benefits, such as sick leave, maternity leave, health benefits or paid vacation, physicians must independently cover all of the costs of running their offices. Costs include staffing, rent, utilities, all medical equipment/diagnostics, and all medical supplies on top of mandatory licensing and registration fees. This overhead can be between 30-60%. There are 88,000 physicians in Canada and the majority are self-employed.  Each office employs on average 4-6 staff. This allows our physicians to run accessible and efficient offices to help patients obtain medically necessary care. Elimination of tax arrangements which were legally negotiated to help physicians control the expense of running offices will impact patients directly. If these proposed taxation changes are passed, Canada’s doctors will be forced to downsize offices and lay off employees. Many provinces have had millions to billions in unilateral cuts to frontline patient care over the past few years. In Ontario alone, our doctors are now into their fourth year without a contract and there has been over $3.7 Billion unilaterally cut since 2015 by the provincial government from the patient services that our doctors provide. There are millions of patients in Canada without a family doctor and unprecedented wait times for specialists. Medical clinics are already struggling to stay afloat. With these federal tax changes, our physicians will be forced to further reduce clinic hours and cut patient services, ultimately leading to longer and longer wait times. Some physicians will close their offices and retire early or leave Canada. Patient accessibility of medical care in Canada already ranks third last amongst all of the wealthy countries (Commonwealth Fund). These tax changes will be further detrimental to Canada's already ailing health care system. Patients and their physicians deserve and need access to timely and quality medical care in Canada. We all deserve fair taxes to help promote small businesses and ensure their survival.   We the Undersigned, concerned patients and doctors of Canada, urge Prime Minister Trudeau to preserve fair small business tax laws and not further erode access to our precious health care system.  Patients can never come first when frontlines doctors are put last. #ProtectSmallBiz #StopMDExodus #CareNotCuts Please share this petition on Facebook and Twitter. For more information and to stay updated, please like and follow Concerned Ontario Doctors at We are Your Ontario Doctors on Facebook and @OnCall4ON on Twitter and Instagram. Thank you.  

Concerned Patients of Canada .
61,247 supporters
Petitioning Justin Trudeau, Blaine Higgs, Bill Morneau, Dr. Jennifer Russell

COVID 19 Beauty Industry Economical Impact - Canada

Sick Leave or a Federal Plan for the Cosmetology Industry for Salon & Spa Owners and Independent Cosmetologist  We are being told we need to be social distancing and it has impacted many industries. My industry is a high risk for economical disaster, not for the employees who have access to sick leave benefits but for  all salon/spa owners, independent aestheticians, cosmetologists, nail technicians, massage therapist, stylist and more. Many licensed cosmetology workers are self-employed, and rely on clients to book appointments to produce revenue to pay both business and personal bills. How are we expected to survive through what’s happening beyond our control if there’s no financial plan in place to help protect us such as a sick leave so we as well can make the right decision to close and social distance. I as well as many others are experiencing cancelations from clients. Some of us have even been impacted by school and daycare closures and this is just the beginning. We as independent beauty industry workers have no paid time off, sick leave for self-employment, or can justify financially to close our business for minimum 2 weeks while we try to social distance. Beauty services are not “essential” to survive and the impact of clients social distancing is going to create a struggle and we may need to remain open because we have no other resources, or have to permanently close our business, potential bankruptcy I’m sure might even be something that some may have to consider. Our industry is close contact with our clients, we are exposed to airborne transmission with every possible client that comes into our business. We also often deal with those who have traveled or plan to travel and this puts us at high risk for catching or carrying COVID-19, and then passing it on to an entire clientele prior to showing any signs or symptoms. The need for financial assistance/approved sick leave in order for us to implement social distancing and this is needed immediately for those who do not work as paid employees and not eligible for regular EI sick leave benefits.  I am hoping this will help get us the financially resources we need and reach the powers that be so we can properly social distance to keep our communities and families safe. It will also save the beauty industry from economical disaster. Kindly, Ashley McDavid Salon Owner and Licensed Aesthetician  Riverview, New Brunswick

Ashley McDavid
37,503 supporters
Petitioning Justin Trudeau

Extend COVID-19 Emergency Benefits / Prolonger les prestations d'urgence pour la COVID-19

Emergency benefits for COVID-19 are set to run out for almost 3.5 million Canadians by July 5th – leaving countless hard-working families with no income in the middle of pandemic. Our economy is still shuttered in whole swaths of the country. Unable to pay rent or buy groceries, unable to go back to work, Canadians are worried. That’s why we’re calling on Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government to put Canadians’ minds at ease and *ACT NOW* to extend the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). 8 million Canadian are relying on CERB to weather the global storm of COVID-19. The numbers show low income families, women, Indigenous people and visible minorities have been hardest hit by COVID-19 and the economic shutdown. The CERB program is already up and running until October 3, 2020 to help all of us. But Canadians who’ve lost work only get 16 weeks of benefits. That means as many as 3.5 million Canadian workers will lose their emergency benefits by early July with millions more cut off in the weeks to follow. With the economy only just beginning to re-open in whole parts of the country, many who’ve been permanently laid off haven’t even had a chance to *START* looking for work yet – much less find it! The government has already extended the wage subsidy for business – helping keep millions of Canadians employed as companies struggle. Now, it’s time to help people. We’re asking the Government of Canada to extend the Canada Emergency Response Benefit to match the extended 24-week wage subsidy already given to business. Shouldn’t Canadian workers and small business people – who’ve been permanently laid off, or had to temporarily stop working – get at least the same help as major corporations in this time of national crisis? It’s only fair. ------------------------------------------------------------ La Prestation d'urgence pour la COVID-19 devrait tirer à sa fin pour près de 3,5 millions de Canadiens d'ici le 5 juillet, ce qui privera d'innombrables familles de travailleurs de revenus au milieu de la pandémie. Notre économie est toujours fermée dans des régions entières du pays. Les Canadiens sont inquiets; incapables de payer leur loyer ou d'acheter des produits d'épicerie et ne pouvant pas retourner au travail. C’est pourquoi nous demandons à Justin Trudeau et au gouvernement libéral de rassurer les Canadiens et * D’AGIR MAINTENANT * en prolongeant la Prestation canadienne d’urgence (PCU). Huit millions de Canadiens comptent sur la PCU pour faire face à la tempête mondiale qu’est la COVID-19. Les chiffres montrent que les familles à faible revenu, les femmes, les Autochtones et les minorités visibles ont été les plus durement touchés par la COVID-19 et la fermeture de l’économie. La PCU est déjà en place jusqu'au 3 octobre 2020 pour nous aider tous. Mais, les Canadiens qui ont perdu leur emploi ne reçoivent que 16 semaines de prestations. Cela signifie que près de 3,5 millions de travailleurs canadiens perdront leurs prestations d'urgence d’ici le début du mois de juillet et que des millions d'autres seront privés de ces prestations dans les semaines qui suivront. Alors que l'économie commence à peine à redémarrer dans des régions entières du pays, de nombreux travailleurs licenciés à titre permanent n'ont même pas encore eu la possibilité de * COMMENCER * à chercher du travail, encore moins à en trouver ! Le gouvernement a prolongé les subventions salariales aux entreprises, ce qui permet à des millions de Canadiens de conserver leur emploi alors que les compagnies sont en difficulté. Il est maintenant temps d'aider les personnes. Nous demandons au gouvernement du Canada de prolonger la Prestation canadienne d’urgence afin qu’elle corresponde à la prolongation de 24 semaines de la subvention salariale déjà accordée aux entreprises. Les travailleurs et les petits entrepreneurs canadiens, qui ont été mis à pied définitivement ou qui ont dû cesser temporairement de travailler, ne devraient-ils pas recevoir au moins la même aide que les grandes entreprises en cette période de crise nationale? C’est une question de justice.

Directors Guild of Canada
34,742 supporters
Petitioning The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, The Honourable Filomena Tassi, The Honourable Mélanie Joy, The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Government of Canada, Bill Morneau

Canadian Federal Government: Give More Support to Canadian Airlines and their Employees

For the last year, I have had an Instagram account dedicated to my love of Air Canada and I have gotten to know hundreds of amazing Air Canada employees. But now, many of the employees I know and 20,000 others at Air Canada are being laid-off due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world begins to reopen and as restrictions loosen, airlines are in need of the Federal Government’s help. With flight routes limited, fleets grounded and demand at an all time low, Canadian airlines are suffering and on the verge of going under.  From the start of the pandemic until now, the Canadian Federal Government has been tightlipped about helping Canadian Airlines through this pandemic. According to CBC News, Air Canada alone has had to cut its workforce by at least half, laying-off 20,000 of their employees. The airline is only is only currently flying at about 5 percent of their capacity, and the airline is also losing $22 million a day. And this is just one airline. There are so many more Canadian Airlines suffering and in need of more support. Support for our Canadian airlines has been limited. The Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy is not enough to keep our planes in the sky. More must be done by the Federal Government to protect the airline industry and their employees. Air travel is an essential service, and I am calling on the federal government to give more support to the Canadian Airlines in order for them to survive this pandemic. Please sign and share this petition. Your support is much appreciated. If you have the time, please share this with your member of Parliament or a Minister who may be able to solve this issue. Thank you!

Zoe The Air Canada Fangirl
24,380 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Justin Trudeau, Bill Morneau, Patty Hajdu, Dr. Stephen Lucas, Dr. Theresa Tam, Paul Rochon, Jason Kenney, John horgan, Brian Pallister, Blaine Higgs, dwight ball, Stephen McNeil, Doug Ford, Dennis ...

Allow Canadian healthcare professionals to perform virtual care & be eligible for the CERB

In doing their part to "flatten the curve" of the COVID-19 pandemic, allied health professionals have closed their clinics in order to protect their patients, families and the public at large.  To continue to help their patients many of these healthcare professionals have started performing telerehabilitation treatments.  High-quality research has shown that home-based telerehabilitation is an effective way to reduce hospital utilization and emergency room visits (Vasilopoulou et al. 2017 & Kairy et al. 2009).  Reducing this form of hospital visit has been cited time and again by the federal government as a way to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and allied health professionals are evidently doing their part to further this effort. Although healthcare professionals are earning an extremely small percentage of their regular salary performing these crucial treatments, they have been deemed ineligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).  The CERB states that workers are only eligible when they "are or expect to be without employment or self-employment income for at least 14 consecutive days in the initial four-week period"; systematically eliminating these hard-working healthcare professionals from this benefit.  This leaves these professionals to choose between serving their patients and providing for their families, and many are choosing to put themselves second and continue to offer treatments. We believe that healthcare professionals providing telerehabilitation services should not be forced to make this decision.  The ineligibility of these professionals from the CERB hurts all parties involved.  It harms healthcare professionals by forcing them to make the choices cited above, patients by limiting their access to care or forcing them to visit hospitals where they may be exposed to COVID-19 and the small business in which these clinicians normally practice as they are no longer producing revenue to keep the doors open when the pandemic comes to a close. We ask the federal government to re-evaluate the criteria for the CERB and allow healthcare to perform telerehabilitation treatments while maintaining their eligibility for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit.

Allied Health Financial
22,446 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Kirsty Duncan, Bill Morneau, Navdeep bains

Ensure Canadians can be among the first to benefit from regenerative medicine research

The cost of treating chronic diseases in Canada is $190B per year and rising.  Regenerative medicine uses stem cell based therapies and technologies to regrow, repair or replace damaged or diseased cells, organs or tissues. It holds significant potential for treating chronic disease and reducing this cost burden.  Stem cell research was pioneered by two Canadians in the 1960s and Canada has been a world leader in this space ever since. But we are in danger of falling behind and losing out on the health an economic advantages this research holds.  Since 2001, the Stem Cell Network (SCN) has transformed stem cell research, bringing it closer to the clinic and marketplace. As the only national network of regenerative medicine researchers, SCN has supported 170 world-class research groups across Canada and provided specialized training for 2,500 young investigators who represent the future of science, technology and medicine. However, without stable and predictable funding support the Stem Cell Network will come to an end on March 31, 2019. Other nations that are investing in regenerative medicine will be the first to benefit. Their populations will be first in line for new therapies, rather than Canadians. Their economies will see new job opportunities and technologies emerge.  An investment in stem cell research is an investment in the future. We are at a tipping point and now is the time to act. This is our science. It's Canada's time. 

Stem Cell Network
21,897 supporters
Petitioning Justin Trudeau, Bill Morneau, Doug Ford, John Tory

Help Save The Canadian Beauty Industry.

Covid-19 has put many industries into a state of crisis and the Canadian Beauty Industry has been deeply affected. The Government of Canada needs to recognize the particular vulnerability of the beauty industry sector during Covid-19. We in the beauty industry, have two major things working against us: 1. There is no option for hairstylists, barbers, aestheticians, nail techs, makeup artists, etc. to work from home. 2. We are more at risk than many other professions, as we work physically close to the public. The Canadian Beauty Industry must band together and ask for support during this unprecedented time. The salon/spa industry is a significant economic sector in Canada with a market size of 4 billion dollars. To give businesses in our industry the best chance to recover and to provide safe spaces for our workers, we need our government to give businesses in our industry relief not loans. The safety of our staff, coworkers and the public is of the highest importance. Our work requires close contact with the public. Because of this many of our businesses shut down even before the mandated closures – losing 100% of our revenue overnight. The livelihood of stylists, barbers, aestheticians, nail techs, makeup artists,  salon owners, spa owners, suppliers and manufacturers are at stake. We are calling on our government to recognize the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on the Canadian Beauty Industry and to support a debt-free initiative to provide relief for our industry. Suggested Relief Action Plan: • This is an industry based on fee for service and our people have been off work for weeks. Any further work delays will leave them in even more of a precarious financial situation. Workers are extremely anxious that their support benefits will take too long to arrive, they will not meet the requirements, or will they not be able to get through to Service Canada in a timely manner, since the current demand on the system is overwhelming. The government needs to expedite the support benefit procurement process. • Ensure that Employment Insurance (EI) benefits and the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) are supplemented to reflect the higher cost of living in our urban centres. • Create an allowance for part-time workers. It is common for workers in our industry to have multiple sources of income and under current rules this disqualifies them from CERB. • Forgive commercial property taxes for the months businesses are closed. • Issue a government directive for rent and related costs to be paused temporarily, until the government relief is implemented. • Require insurance companies to cover business interruption during this time of mandated business closures. Currently, they are denying coverage for such claims. • Implement a deferral plan for business loans from financial institutions. Include the principal and the interest in this deferral. All payments need to be deferred until after business resumes. • Suspend all taxes owed to the federal and provincial governments including HST, source deduction obligations and corporate taxes, as well as remove any penalties and/or interest for current late payments. Businesses should not be penalized or charged interest. • Require credit card companies to lower all interest charges on cards held by businesses, including merchant service providers (e.g. fees and equipment leases/rentals). In closing we want to convey the grave need of our industry at this time, an industry of owners and workers that are particularly vulnerable to the Covid-19 crisis, due to the nature of our work. Yes, the government is offering loans, but going into further debt is not a relief plan. Please help our industry make a recovery without the burden of debt falling so heavily on independent operators. Without this help many of our industry’s businesses will not survive.

Save Canadian Beauty
15,431 supporters
Bank of Canada: Add women from Canadian history to Canadian bank notes

On December 8, 2016, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu, and I were pleased to announce that Viola Desmond will be featured on a new $10 bank note, expected in late 2018. This will mark the first time that a portrait of a Canadian woman will be featured on a regularly circulating Bank of Canada note.   After announcing our intention to put an iconic Canadian woman on a bank note on International Women’s Day, thousands of Canadians sent in their suggestions. An independent Advisory Council made up of eminent Canadian academic, sport, cultural and thought leaders carefully reviewed and whittled down the nominations. As Minister of Finance, I had the very difficult task of choosing just one woman whose image will represent the countless individual actions, moments and contributions that changed our lives and our country for the better.   Viola Desmond was a successful Nova Scotia businesswoman who, in 1946, was jailed, convicted and fined for refusing to leave a whites-only area of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, NS. Her court case was the first known legal challenge against racial segregation brought forward by a Black woman in Canada. As she takes her place on our $10 bill, Viola will remind all of us, and future generations, that big change can start with small moments of dignity and bravery.    We were privileged to be joined by Viola’s sister Wanda Robson for this historic announcement. We owe a lot to Wanda. It’s because of her that we know Viola Desmond’s story. At 70 years of age, Wanda was at Cape Breton University where she eventually got her Bachelor of Arts degree. In a class in race relations the professor described Viola’s court case to overturn her conviction. That class inspired Wanda to begin telling Viola’s story far and wide. She wrote a book and gave interviews. She made sure we knew about her big sister.   The introduction of the Viola Desmond $10 note provides an opportune time to break from tradition and feature other prominent Canadians who have made their mark on the history of our country. To continue to celebrate more iconic Canadians, the next $5 note will also feature a new #bankNOTEable Canadian. We will continue to honour Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, and our first francophone Prime Minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, as they take their places on high-denomination notes.

4 years ago
Incluez les figures féminines de notre histoire sur les billets de banque

Réponse du ministre Morneau à la pétition sur le site Change.org – Incluez les figures féminines de notre histoire sur les billets de banque Je vous remercie d’avoir signé cette pétition sur le site Change.org, qui exhorte la Banque du Canada à inclure une femme de l’histoire canadienne sur un billet de banque. L’avancement des droits des femmes et le progrès ont toujours été favorisés par des personnes comme vous – des personnes qui prennent le temps de changer les choses. Les femmes sont et ont toujours joué un rôle clé dans l’édification du Canada d’aujourd’hui. Pourtant, dans notre pays qui a près de 150 ans d’histoire, les femmes, à l’exception digne de mention de la Reine, ont été largement sous-représentées sur nos billets de banque. Comme vous, je n’ai jamais estimé que c’était juste, et c’est pourquoi, très peu de temps après être devenu ministre des Finances, j’ai commencé des discussions avec mes collègues et le gouverneur Poloz à la Banque du Canada. Au cours de la Journée internationale de la femme de 2016, le premier ministre Justin Trudeau et moi avons annoncé qu’une Canadienne emblématique sera représentée sur le premier billet de banque de sa prochaine série en 2018 – et que vous aurez à la choisir. D’ici le 15 avril 2016, vous pouvez visiter le site Web de la Banque du Canada (http://www.banqueducanada.ca/surunbillet/) afin de proposer votre candidate. Les critères de proposition sont les suivants : • la personne proposée est une Canadienne (de naissance ou naturalisée) qui, par son leardership, ses réalisations ou ses qualités remarquables, a œuvré pour les Canadiens dans un domaine particulier ou s’est illustrée au service du pays; • elle n’est pas un personnage fictif; • elle est décédée depuis au moins 25 ans (avant le 15 avril 1991). À la fin de la période de candidature, un comité consultatif indépendant, composé d’éminents représentants canadiens des milieux universitaire, culturel et intellectuel examinera les propositions. Avec l’aide d’experts en la matière et d’une autre consultation avec le public, le comité consultatif dressera une courte liste de candidates pour le gouvernement. J’invite tous les Canadiens et Canadiennes à s’exprimer pour qu’un jour, très bientôt, une nouvelle génération de femmes apporte avec elles des rappels constants que, non seulement elles sont l’avenir du Canada, mais aussi une partie reconnue de notre histoire. Je vous remercie, Merna et à vous tous, de la passion dont vous avez fait preuve pour vous joindre à cette cause. Ensemble, nous apporterons un vrai changement non seulement à notre argent, mais aussi à notre pays. Bill Morneau Ministre des Finances

5 years ago
Bank of Canada: Add women from Canadian history to Canadian bank notes

Minister Morneau Response to Change.org Petition – Bank of Canada: Add Women From Canadian History to Canadian Bank Notes Thank you for signing this Change.org petition, urging the Bank of Canada to add a woman from Canadian history to a bank note. The advancement of women’s rights and progress has always been propelled by people like you – people who take the time to make a difference. Women are, and have always been, instrumental in building Canada into what it is today. Yet in our country's nearly 150 year history, women, with the notable exception of the Queen, have been largely unrepresented on our bank notes. Like you, I’ve never felt that was right, and it’s why very soon after becoming Finance Minister I began discussing the idea with my colleagues and with Governor Poloz at the Bank of Canada. On International Women’s Day 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and I announced that an iconic Canadian woman will be featured on the first bank note of its next series in 2018 – and you get to pick her. From now until 15 April 2016, you can visit the Bank of Canada’s website (http://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknoteable/) to submit your nomination. Nomination criteria are as follows: • The nominee can be any Canadian woman (by birth or naturalization) who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, achievement or distinction in any field, benefiting the people of Canada, or in the service of Canada. • The nominee must not be a fictional character. • The nominee must have been deceased for at least 25 years (before 15 April 1991). At the end of the nomination period, an independent Advisory Council composed of eminent Canadian academic, cultural and thought leaders will then review the submissions. With the help of subject matter experts and additional consultation with the public, the Advisory Council will develop a short list of qualifying candidates for submission to the Government. I invite all Canadians to have their say so that one day, very soon, a new generation of women will carry with them constant reminders that they are not only Canada's future, but a celebrated part of our history. Thank you to Merna and to all of you for the passion you bring to this cause. Together, we’ll bring real change not just to our money, but to our country. Bill Morneau Minister of Finance

5 years ago