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Won her last election, in 2015, with 38% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Ethics December 13th, 2017

Mr. Speaker, is the Prime Minister trying to pretend that his selection process is not partisan?

Canadians want the investigations into both the Prime Minister and the finance minister to be completed and reported. In committee yesterday, the government's nominee refused to commit to do so. These investigations are important for our democracy, and the Liberals must be held to account.

Do the Liberals not agree that investigations already started need to continue under the new commissioner or do they believe they are above the law?

Salaries Act December 12th, 2017

Mr. Speaker, when my colleague talks about quality legislation, is he not concerned about the fact that the housing strategy is spread out over 11 years? It will take a long time to put in place and will not help anyone for at least the next two years, when thousands of people are living in under-housed or precarious situations. How does he feel about the fact that they are forgotten and that very little is going to happen until after the next election?

Petitions December 11th, 2017

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions, both the same, from citizens who are very concerned about the fact that the Conservative government stripped environmental regulations covered in the navigable waters act, leaving many hundreds of rivers vulnerable. The ecological diversity of the North Thames, Middle Thames, and Thames River are at risk as a result. They wish the Liberal government to take up its promise to reinstate the environmental protections gutted from the original act and to support my bill, Bill C-355, which commits the government to prioritizing the protection of the Thames River by amending the Navigation Protection Act.

Veterans December 11th, 2017

Mr. Speaker, with less than a third of cases actually meeting departmental targets, the government is barely paying lip service to veterans. The department remains understaffed, thanks to Conservative cuts and the Liberals' failure to hire enough staff to meet increased demands, and veterans are still waiting to hear what the government's new promised pension scheme will be.

What is the delay? Where is the plan? Will the minister release his plan for our country's veterans before the House rises?

Canada Revenue Agency December 7th, 2017

Mr. Speaker, for weeks now, the revenue minister has repeated over and over again that the CRA under the Liberal government has recovered $25 billion in tax evasion, except no one knows where it comes from and the minister is not able to explain that to anyone. Her own department does not know where this information comes from. There is a difference between money identified and money recovered. How can Canadians believe the minister when her own administration does not know what she is talking about?

Veterans Affairs December 5th, 2017

Mr. Speaker, for those with depression, anxiety, and PTSD, Christmas can be a very stressful time. To add to this stress, the B.C. court ruled that governments do not owe veterans a sacred obligation, and the minister appears to agree.

As we know, it was a legal fight that began under the Conservatives and continued with the Liberals, in spite of their election promise to restore pensions. Will the minister show veterans some respect and compassion and announce his new pension option scheme before the House rises?

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 December 4th, 2017

Mr. Speaker, we agree to apply the vote, with New Democrats voting no.

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 December 4th, 2017

Mr. Speaker, we agree to apply the vote, with New Democrats voting yes.

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 December 4th, 2017

Mr. Speaker, we agree to apply the vote, with New Democrats voting yes.

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 December 4th, 2017

Mr. Speaker, we agree to apply the vote, with New Democrats voting yes.