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Commending Canada’s Banks for helpful actions

Today, I commend Canada’s six largest banks for offering to  provide financial relief to Canadians impacted by the economic consequences of COVID-19.

Effective immediately, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, National Bank of Canada, RBC Royal Bank, Scotiabank and TD Bank have made a commitment to work with personal and small business banking customers on a case-by-case basis to provide flexible solutions to help them manage through challenges such as pay disruption due to COVID-19; childcare disruption due to school closures; or those facing illness from COVID-19.

This support will include up to a six-month payment deferral for mortgages, and the opportunity for relief on other credit products.

Individual Canadians or business owners facing hardship are encouraged to contact their bank directly to discuss options that could be available to them.

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Statement March 13, 2020

Statement by Marilyn Gladu on request to suspend Conservative Leadership race

March 13, 2020 (Sarnia) – On March 12, Conservative Party Leadership candidate Rudy Husny officially requested that the leadership contest be suspended until after the Coronavirus situation has been dealt with.

Today, Sarnia-Lambton MP and leadership candidate Marilyn Gladu expressed her support for this request.

“Canadians’ attention is elsewhere right now, which is as it should be,” says Gladu. “Parliament has been suspended, and citizens are most concerned with dealing with safely managing life logistics for themselves, their families, their communities and their businesses.

“Now is not the time for leaders to divide the country. Now is the time for us to pull together as Canadians in support of important work being done. There will be ample time for debate and competition when the immediate challenges have been safely and effectively handled.”

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Rita Smith 647 242 5505

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444 Days as Hostages

Trudeau bungling relations with China

While begging for UN seat: Gladu

February 27, 2020 (Toronto) — As the Toronto Sun reports today, February 26 marked the 444th day Canada’s “Two Michaels” have been held hostage by the Chinese government.

“Trudeau’s idea of ‘foreign relations’ consists of flying around the world, giving money to nations that don’t necessarily share our values. And for what?” asks Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu, candidate for leadership of the PC Party.

“Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor remain hostage in China. Justin Trudeau and his Liberals have lost the moral authority to govern in the interests of all Canadians.”

“We need to re-strengthen the positions and the relationships that have been damaged under Justin Trudeau. The diplomatic channels with China should have been opened up much sooner; it was a mistake to wait a year without an ambassador when things were tense.

“In a situation such as now, when we have an opportunity to help China with the Coronavirus, we need to work with them.  I hope we are negotiating for the Two Michaels at the same time. China will appreciate us when we are strong,” says Gladu.

“We need a leader here that will respect and protect the interests of Canadians. We have not seen that in Justin Trudeau.  If I am elected Conservative leader my first act will be to call upon the Conservatives and other opposition parties to join with us to bring down this government and allow Canadians to elect a government that will work in their best interests.”

Gladu is asking Canadians to sign this petition calling upon Conservatives and opposition parties to vote “No Confidence” in Justin Trudeau.

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Rita Smith at 647 242 5505

ritasmith@rogers.com