(File) Contact Tracing Survey
In a study commissioned by Senators Donna Dasko, Rosemary Moodie and Colin Deacon, 80% of Canadians would use a mobile device tracking app to notify them and others of exposure to COVID-19, and help all Canadians in the fight against COVID-19. A further 65% of respondents think the app should be mandatory, equaling those who'd take the vaccine once available. Privacy issues are a key concern amongst respondents as well, but it is clear that there is an increasing sense of urgency to both protect public health and get the economy moving again.
Small Business Workshop
Small Business Working Group
April 2020: Small Business Workshop
The first of two Small Business Workshops organized by Senators Colin Deacon, Lucie Moncion and Howard Wetston concerning financial services for small businesses during COVID-19. Featuring presentations from Michael Ferencich, Senior Vice President at RBC, Henry Han Regional Director, Government Relations at CCUA (Canadian Credit Union Association) and Sylvain Dupuis Vice-President Principal Investments at Desjardins Capital.
June 2020: Small Business Workshop
Welcome to the Senate's second workshop looking at financial services for small businesses during COVID-19, organized by Senators Deacon, Moncion and Wetston. Last week, Senators and staff heard from traditional suppliers of liquidity: banks and credit unions. This week, we heard from leaders in the equity and investment sectors: Janet Bannister, Managing Partner at Real Ventures, Andrew Graham, Co-Founder and CEO at Borrowell, and Som Seif, President and CEO of Purpose Investments. Find out how they have been able to support businesses during the crisis, and their roles in jump starting small businesses in the recovery.