April 14, 2020

Feds will pay you to hire students

Hire a student and feds will pay salary

There are new rules around the Canada Summer Job program and I’m looking for organizations and businesses in my riding of Edmonton Griesbach that are interested in hiring a student, full-time or part-time as early as May 11.

The feds will now pay up to 100% of students’ wages and they can be employed until Feb. 28, 2021.

This program is open to organizations and private businesses.

More details will come, but if you’re interested please e-mail me with a few details about your business or organization and its needs for employing a student or several students.

E-mail: kerry.diotte@parl.gc.ca

I want to hear your good news stories

This crisis is hard. Folks have lost their jobs and are physically distancing. Yet, throughout our community people are coming together and helping each other. 

Maybe you’re a senior with mobility issues and a nice teenager down the street has shovelled your walk, perhaps a neighbour did some baking for you or someone went out of their way to pick-up groceries for someone in need. 

If you have a story of people helping someone I want to hear it!

Send it my way by e-mail at kerry.diotte@parl.gc.ca

I’ll share some of the good news stories I receive in my next e-newsletter.

What I’d like to see happen

The government has announced a number of measures to help Canadians.

My Conservative colleagues and I are committed to working with the government to ensure Canadians have the best support possible during this crisis. Yet, more needs to be done. 

This is a crisis and the government must be there to help Canadians weather the storm. 

We Conservatives have laid out some meaningful solutions to help Canadians. 

First, the government needs to rebate the GST that has been collected from small businesses over the last year.  

Second, the government needs to act immediately in supporting small businesses. Instead of waiting weeks for government support, credit unions could provide emergency interest free loans. This would ensure all workers get paid and businesses don’t close while waiting for government support.

Third, the government needs to be more flexible in allowing Canadians to show losses due to COVID-19. Small businesses cover a wide range of types of industries and a one size fits all approach will leave out many deserving recipients.

Our parliamentary democracy is one of our greatest strengths during a crisis.  

Thorough debate, a free press and an effective Opposition ensures Canadians get the best result.

Our Conservative Opposition has continuously pushed for better legislation and governance during this crisis and we’ll continue to work for you.

Learn more about COVID-19

You can find up-to-date information from Alberta Public Health or the Public Health Authority of Canada

Alberta Public Health can also be reached by phone at 811.



Benefits for Canadians

There are programs available to help you and your family. 




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Thanks so much. Stay healthy!


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Kerry Diotte, MP 
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6