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April 1st, 2014
Committee meeting

Richard Blackwolf

Veterans Affairs committee   Act; the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act, 2006; and Bill C-55, the enhanced new Veterans Charter act. The objective of our request for new legislation is to produce a world-class military service compensation and pension act that is fair

May 21st, 2013
Committee meeting

Mathieu Ravignat
NDP

Government Operations committee   for their appearance here in the future but for fairness in general. We're talking about a lot of public funds. Obviously the Auditor General as well assumes that this person is in place and that this office is functioning. It's troubling. It seems to me that this underscores the importance

May 7th, 2013
House debate

Costas Menegakis
Conservative

Situation in Syria   fair and generous refugee system in the world. We welcome one in ten of all resettled refugees, more than any other country. I would note that while the UNHCR is not referring any refugees for resettlement at this time, our government has been actively working on options

February 25th, 2013
House debate

Jason Kenney
Conservative

Citizenship and Immigration  Mr. Speaker, we have listened to Canadians. Canadian taxpayers have no obligation to provide gold-plated health insurance to illegal immigrants who have been deemed by our fair and generous legal system not to be refugees. It is interesting to note that we brought

December 3rd, 2012
House debate

Jason Kenney
Conservative

Citizenship and Immigration   by the claimants themselves or subsequently rejected by our fair and generous Immigration and Refugee Board. We are here to provide real protection to real refugees, but to discourage false claims.

November 30th, 2012
House debate

Jason Kenney
Conservative

Citizenship and Immigration   who by definition are not refugees. These are people who, according to our fair and generous legal system, do not have a well-founded fear of persecution, people who no longer have a right to be in Canada and who are delaying their removal from the country. Taxpayers have

November 26th, 2012
House debate

Jason Kenney
Conservative

Citizenship and Immigration   are not refugees unless they are deemed to be so by our fair and generous legal system. Sixty-four per cent of asylum claimants turn out not to be refugees and are ultimately removed from Canada. The largest source of those asylum claimants come from the European Union where, by the way, people

November 22nd, 2012
House debate

Jason Kenney
Conservative

Citizenship and Immigration   claimants are not refugees until they are determined to be so by our fair and generous legal system, during which time they receive comprehensive health insurance but not extended benefits. Those who are rejected and are pending removal are effectively illegal immigrants. If the member

November 19th, 2012
House debate

Irene Mathyssen
NDP

Pensions  ' CPP benefits when they retire. This is the most fair, most generous method for ensuring retirement security for Canadians. We need the government to get to the negotiating table with the provinces and hammer out a deal. Canadians need retirement security and doubling CPP benefits

October 24th, 2012
House debate

Jason Kenney
Conservative

Citizenship and Immigration   to discuss a private case without the consent of the subjects, then those members would be criticizing us for doing so. Every foreign national in Canada has access to our fair and generous legal system before they are subject to removal from Canada. The rules that we have are applied

June 18th, 2012
House debate

Jason Kenney
Conservative

Health   the number of resettled refugees who we accept. However, when false asylum claimants come here and they have had the benefit of our fair and generous legal system and their claims are found to be unfounded, they should not be receiving taxpayer funded health care benefits that are better

May 31st, 2012
Committee meeting

Jason Kenney
Conservative

Citizenship and Immigration committee   that 62% of claims are abandoned, withdrawn, or rejected in our fair and generous legal system. Those people are taking up spots in front of the IRB, sucking up resources, and blocking the queue for the bona fide refugees who need our certainty, who need our protection. So the new

May 17th, 2012
House debate

Costas Menegakis
Conservative

Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act   to bring the subject into proper focus. I think we all agree in the House and certainly Canadians agree across this nation that Canada has the most fair and generous immigration system in the world. However, Canadians have no tolerance for people who abuse our generosity

April 26th, 2012
Committee meeting

Roxanne James
Conservative

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you, Minister Kenney. Canada, as we know, is the most fair and generous country in the world with regard to our immigration system. We're sometimes compared to other countries, for example, western countries or other countries such as the United States or Australia I'm

April 23rd, 2012
House debate

Jason Kenney
Conservative

Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act   for close, detailed study to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. Allow me, at this point, to respond to some of the concerns and criticisms levelled by opposition members against this balanced effort to protect the integrity of our fair and generous immigration