QUESTION PERIOD - CANADA PENSION PLAN
Hon. Yonah Martin (Deputy Leader of the Opposition):
Honourable senators, my question is also for the government leader. Across Canada, small businesses are suffering due to COVID‑related restrictions on their operations, including those in my province of British Columbia. A Canadian Federation of Independent Business survey found, as of November 30, only 40% of B.C.’s small businesses had normal staffing levels and just 31% of them had normal revenue.