Our Government has long understood the importance of Canada's small businesses.
Small businesses are the fabric of our communities.
In Canada today there are more than one million businesses like that – one million small businesses.
Thank you to the staff and volunteers of the India Rainbow Community Services of Peel for hosting us today.
Let me just say how proud I am of our Community Volunteer Income Tax Program – now in its 44th year of operation. And this organization is celebrating its 30th year of involvement with the CVITP. What a successful partnership!
Welcome to the first in a series of cross country consultations with small and medium businesses. These consultations are a demonstration of our Government's commitment to support small and medium business by reducing red tape.