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CWCF Presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance on February 15, 2011

IMG_0651100x100CWCF Executive Director Hazel Corcoran and President Alain Bridault made a presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance in Ottawa on February 15, 2011.

They recommended that the federal government:

  1. Launch a Co-operative Investment Strategy with two components :
    1. A Canadian Co-operative Development Fund; and
    2. A federal Co-op Investment Plan

2. Make the federal Co-operative Development Initiative (CDI) permanent;
3. Expand the CDI into the new area of conversions to worker co-ops.

See the entire written presentation attached below.

For the audio visit scroll down to Meeting 58 at: http://www2.parl.gc.ca/CommitteeBusiness/CommitteeMeetings.aspx?Cmte=FINA&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=40&Ses=3

In the picture is Hazel Corcoran, Peter Hough and Alain Bridault meeting Victoria MP Denise Savoie and Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian. They also met with Kings-Hants Nova Scotia MP Scott Brison (Peter Hough’s representative) and Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), a ministry that includes co-operatives.