David Yurdiga, MP

Recent Updates

Recent Updates

Energy Industry
$1.7 billion for cleanup of abandoned and orphaned wells
$750 million to companies to invest in technology to reduce methane emissions

$250 million in economic support through the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance program to companies in early-stage development which are identified as strategic for Canada
$500 million to Heritage Canada to support those in the Arts and Sports Sectors

The federal government has received an official assistance request for health care workers – more updates will be coming soon.
Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2020/04/canadian-armed-forces-respond-to-covid-19-pandemic-in-quebec-long-term-care-facilities.html

Small Business
An increase to the budgets of Regional Economic Development Agencies for Community Futures organizations across Canada to help small businesses who don’t qualify for the other supports which have been announced

$306.8 million in funding to help small and medium-sized Indigenous businesses, and to support Aboriginal Financial Institutions that offer financing to these businesses.

  • The funding will allow for short-term, interest-free loans and non-repayable contributions through Aboriginal Financial Institutions, which offer financing and business support services to First Nations, Inuit, and Metis businesses. These measures will help 6,000 Indigenous-owned businesses get through these difficult times

The federal government will be introducing the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Program to help small and medium sized businesses – more details will be forthcoming.
Link: https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/04/16/prime-minister-announces-additional-support-small-businesses

CEBA has been expanded so that now businesses who had $20,000-$1.5 million in total payroll for 2019 are now eligible.