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The Hon. Serge  Joyal, P.C., O.C., O.Q., B.A., LL.L., D.E.S., LL.M. Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator Serge Joyal represents the province of Quebec and the Senatorial Division of Kennebec. He has served in the Senate of Canada since November 26, 1997.

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Economic Stimulus Package

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Statement made on 02 April 2009 by Senator James Cowan

Hon. James S. Cowan (Leader of the Opposition):

Honourable senators, Canada is facing its greatest economic crisis in 50 years. People across the country are losing their jobs or are being forced to take on reduced working schedules; families are struggling to make ends meet. In my province of Nova Scotia, people are losing their jobs every day. Recently, Comeau Lumber, 60 jobs; American Express, 87 jobs; Little Narrows Gypsum, 66 jobs; Crossley Carpet Mills in Senator Dickson's home town, 40 jobs; ACA Co-operative, 302 jobs; KLJ Field Services, 90 jobs; Acadian Zinc Mine, 67 jobs, and the list goes on. Thousands of jobs have been lost in the last few months.

In December 2008, business bankruptcies were up 60 per cent, year over year. Nova Scotians, indeed all Canadians, are being battered by this recession. They need the help of their federal government and they need it now.

Can the minister guarantee that her government will actually spend all the stimulus money in the budget that we approved so quickly a couple of weeks ago and that it will immediately start getting Canadians back to work?


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