House of Commons Hansard #437 of the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was petition.

Topics

Government PrioritiesOral Questions

3:10 p.m.

Papineau Québec

Liberal

Justin Trudeau LiberalPrime Minister

Mr. Speaker, it is always interesting to hear the Conservatives pretend they stand up for the middle class. We know their approach has always been to give advantages and benefits to the wealthiest in the hope that it will trickle down to growth for everyone else.

The first thing we did as a government was lower taxes for the middle class and raise them on the wealthiest 1%, and the Conservatives voted against it.

Then we brought in a Canada child benefit that gives more help to nine families out of 10 by stopping the cheques being sent to the millionaire families the Conservatives kept helping.

Government PrioritiesOral Questions

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Geoff Regan

Some members seem to feel that it is vital to have constant noise when someone is speaking. I think they are mistaken, and I don't think Canadians appreciate it. I kind of wish the media would actually report on who does it.

The hon. member for Burnaby South.

Government PoliciesOral Questions

3:10 p.m.

NDP

Jagmeet Singh NDP Burnaby South, BC

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister's symbolic gestures do not match up with his actions. He promised change, but four years later medicine is still unaffordable, corporations are still avoiding billions in taxes, Canadians are still paying sky-high cellphone bills, and people still cannot afford to find a place to live.

The Liberals are buying pipelines and still using Stephen Harper's climate targets.

I believe better is possible. Why do the Liberals keep trying to convince Canadians that they have to settle for less?

Government PoliciesOral Questions

3:10 p.m.

Papineau Québec

Liberal

Justin Trudeau LiberalPrime Minister

Mr. Speaker, while the NDP works hard to come up with catchy slogans, we actually moved forward on delivering for Canadians. We have lowered the prices of drugs by taking an approach that includes creating collaboration with provinces as we move forward toward pharmacare.

We are also moving forward on a $40-billion national housing strategy, because we know that Canadians need to have affordable homes and the security that comes with it.

We have also been investing in new training, jobs and opportunities for Canadians, while lifting people out of poverty.

While the NDP has been working on slogans, we have been acting.

Agriculture and Agri-FoodOral Questions

June 19th, 2019 / 3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Michel Picard Liberal Montarville, QC

Mr. Speaker, there is no denying that rural communities have a significant impact on the national economy. They provide jobs to over four million Canadians and contribute nearly 30% of the GDP, which is considerable.

It is important for our government to have a “made in rural” plan to address the unique infrastructure needs and economic opportunities facing rural communities.

Can the Prime Minister tell us about our government's efforts to support Canada's rural communities?

Agriculture and Agri-FoodOral Questions

3:10 p.m.

Papineau Québec

Liberal

Justin Trudeau LiberalPrime Minister

Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Montarville for his tireless work.

We have always been partners with rural regions. We created an infrastructure fund especially for rural communities. We are currently crafting a strategy for rural Canada based on the ideas of the very people who live there. We have connected 380,000 households to high-speed Internet, and our investments will make it possible for every Canadian household to connect.

Our record is proof that rural Canadians are always a priority for us.

Canada Summer Jobs ProgramOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Rachael Harder Conservative Lethbridge, AB

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister put a values test on the Canada summer jobs grants, targeting groups that do not agree with him. More than a week ago, it was brought to the attention of the Liberals that the member for Mississauga—Lakeshore awarded funding to a group with links to terrorism.

It has been more than a week since the minister said that she would do a so-called review of this matter. The CRA has already suspended this group's charitable status, and the government is well aware of its current links to terrorism.

My question is this. Since the minister cannot seem to get the job done, will the Prime Minister step in and do the job?

Canada Summer Jobs ProgramOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Papineau Québec

Liberal

Justin Trudeau LiberalPrime Minister

Mr. Speaker, on this side of the House we are unequivocal. We will always stand up for a woman's right to choose. The fact of the matter is that we have seen around the world women's rights eroded by conservative governments, by conservative leaders, by conservative politicians. The reality is that Canadians deserve to hear political parties and leaders stand up unequivocally to say that we will defend women's rights. We will defend women's rights to choose.

Why can the Conservatives not just say that?

The EnvironmentOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Bloc

Monique Pauzé Bloc Repentigny, QC

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister has no credibility when it comes to the environment. Just 24 hours after declaring a climate emergency, he gave the green light to the Trans Mountain pipeline, which will produce more greenhouse gas emissions than all of Quebec's industries combined.

He is apologizing by saying that he is going to invest $500 million in green energy, but he is investing $14 billion in pollution.

How is the Prime Minister going to fight climate change by investing our money in a project that creates more pollution than all of Quebec?

The EnvironmentOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Papineau Québec

Liberal

Justin Trudeau LiberalPrime Minister

Mr. Speaker, unfortunately, there are still politicians who believe that we have to choose between the environment and the economy.

The reality is that the only way to move forward as a society is to protect jobs and the environment at the same time. That is exactly what we are doing by safely accessing new markets for our resources while investing historic amounts in the transition to green energy. All the profits from this pipeline will be put toward the transition to green energy because Canadians know that we need to show leadership in that regard.

Sri LankaSri LankaOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

NDP

Cheryl Hardcastle NDP Windsor—Tecumseh, ON

Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions among the parties, and I am hopeful that if you seek it, you will find unanimous consent for the following motion.

I move:

That the House, (a) extend its condolences to all the victims of violence and war in Sri Lanka; (b) call on the Government of Sri Lanka to promote justice for those affected by the Easter Sunday attacks, protect the rights of religious minorities and defend all places of worship; (c) reaffirm Canada's call for Sri Lanka to implement its obligations within a clearly specified time frame, as mandated under the UN Human Rights Council resolutions 30/1 and 40/1 as well as Canada's support in advancing accountability, peace and reconciliation among all people on the island; and (d) call upon the United Nations to establish an international independent investigation into allegations of genocide against Tamils committed in Sri Lanka, including during the last phase of the armed conflict in 2009.

Sri LankaSri LankaOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Geoff Regan

Does the hon. member have the unanimous consent of the House to move the motion?

Sri LankaSri LankaOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Sri LankaSri LankaOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Geoff Regan

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Sri LankaSri LankaOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Sri LankaSri LankaOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Geoff Regan

(Motion agreed to)

The House resumed from June 17 consideration of the motion.

Motion No. 34Ways and MeansGovernment Orders

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Geoff Regan

It being 3:20 p.m., pursuant to order made on Tuesday, June 18, the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on Motion No. 34.

The question is on the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Motion No. 34Ways and MeansGovernment Orders

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Motion No. 34Ways and MeansGovernment Orders

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Geoff Regan

All those in favour of the motion will please say yea.

Motion No. 34Ways and MeansGovernment Orders

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Yea.

Motion No. 34Ways and MeansGovernment Orders

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Geoff Regan

All those opposed will please say nay.

Motion No. 34Ways and MeansGovernment Orders

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Nay.

Motion No. 34Ways and MeansGovernment Orders

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Geoff Regan

In my opinion the yeas have it.

And five or more members having risen:

(The House divided on the motion, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Vote #1375