November 24th, 2014
Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present two petitions. The first is with regard sex selection. It says that the three deadliest words in the world are “it's a girl” and that through the practice of sex selection internationally, there are now over 200 million girls missing, making
November 24th, 2014
Petitions Mr. Speaker, the second petition highlights, sadly, that 22-year-old Kassandra Kaulius was killed by a drunk driver. A group of people who have also lost loved ones to impaired drivers, called Families for Justice, believes that the current impaired driving laws are much too leni
Holodomor Mr. Speaker, Saturday, November 22, marks the 81st anniversary of the Holodomor, a “death by hunger” genocide committed by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin against Ukraine from 1932 to 1933. Though less known than other genocides, it was no less brutal and inhumane. In one year this
Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague, who I consider a dear friend. She has been recognized around the world for her work on protecting children and women who are being exploited and for her fight against human trafficking. We applaud her, thank her for her work, and know th
Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act Mr. Speaker, I thank my friend from Charlottetown. I know he has a legal background, and I appreciate his commitment to participating in the debate and sharing his concerns about children being sexually exploited. I also appreciate his goal, which is the same as the government's,
Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act Mr. Speaker, it is a real honour to participate in the second reading of Bill C-26. I will be sharing my time with the hard-working Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and I want to thank her for her work on these important files. She has a huge heart. I got t
Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for her question, but unfortunately the comments she made are not accurate. In fact, our government has increased funding to CSIS and the RCMP by over one-third. Our government has provided $700 million more than the last years of the Liberals. T
Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for the question. It is a good one. It is a fundamental condition of good democracy that we provide the judiciary with discretion, and that is built into Bill C-44. The courts would have the discretion to make an exception. At the order of a judge
Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act Mr. Speaker, I am honoured today to rise to speak to Bill C-44, the protection of Canada from terrorism act. It is important to begin this debate by acknowledging that all activities of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service are conducted in accordance with Canadian law. CS
Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act Mr. Speaker, this came before the standing committee and the member said it was rushed through, which I do not believe is accurate. He said he has concerns about changes to the census, about oversight, and regarding the Maher Arar commission. Were these issues that he or his co
Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act Mr. Speaker, I am listening carefully to the member across the way. We are neighbours, but it is important to have relevance. We are dealing with the protection of Canada from terrorists act, not with what he is talking about, so I would ask that he make his comments relevant.
Industry committee On a point of order, Chair, I believe the question is out of order. It's inappropriate to ask the CRTC if they support omnibus bills. It's inappropriate for the NDP to use it as an excuse to be voting against pay-to-pay. Clearly, this government is in line with what Canadians wa
Industry committee What is the consequence of not proceeding?
Industry committee On a point of order, Mr. Chair. We were restricted to four minutes each in the interest of everyone having an opportunity to ask a question, and I see Mr. Sandhu has not been given that opportunity.
Industry committee Thank you, Chair. Thank you to the witnesses for being here today. Today is November 18, 2014. It was at the beginning of this year that the government tabled five international treaties regarding intellectual property. Then in February, in budget 2014, we proposed to modernize