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Climate Change  Mr. Speaker, the pace of climate change will make part of the planet unhabitable and intensify natural disasters here at home. The most vulnerable will suffer. What was the Minister of Environment and Climate Change's mandate at COP27? There was none. It was to maintain the statu

November 24th, 2022House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Pension Protection Act  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak to this important bill today. As a left-leaning progressive politician and union man, it is really important for me to be here in the House to support the initiative of the member who introduced this private member's b

November 22nd, 2022House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, it never ends. Big grocery chains, such as Metro and Loblaw, are raking in the profits on the backs of families. They are still using a crisis as a pretext for making obscene amounts of money. Loblaw's profits alone are up 29%. Meanwhile, people are skipping meals to

November 22nd, 2022House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Climate Change  Mr. Speaker, COP27 has wrapped up and the entire world can see that, when it comes to climate change, the Liberals say one thing and do another. Other than Japan, Canada is the G20 country that gives the most money to oil companies. According to the climate change performance in

November 21st, 2022House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022  Madam Speaker, since we are talking about the rights of citizens, I would like to ask a question that is timely and urgent. Does my colleague agree that a government should use the notwithstanding clause to take away workers' right to strike?

November 4th, 2022House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Government Priorities  Madam Speaker, the NDP knows that governments need to be there to help people, especially in tough times. Families across this country are struggling. Everything costs more because of the greed of the wealthiest. In health care, emergency rooms are overflowing. People are waitin

November 4th, 2022House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, according to a recent report, the government is letting $30 billion a year slip through its fingers because of tax evasion. Thirty billion dollars is a huge amount of money. While searching through the Paradise papers, the program Enquête found an example—

November 3rd, 2022House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, according to a recent report, the government is letting $30 billion a year slip through its fingers because of tax evasion. Thirty billion dollars is a huge amount of money. While searching through the Paradise papers, the program Enquête found a shameful example o

November 3rd, 2022House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Public Transit  Mr. Speaker, economists say that increased demand will result in increased supply. However, the opposite is true for public transit. We need to increase the supply for there to be a demand. In short, we need effective and attractive public transit for people to get on board. Pub

November 3rd, 2022House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Oil and Gas Industry  Mr. Speaker, on the weekend, the Minister of the Environment begged the oil companies that are making record profits to invest in renewable energy. Instead of begging, the government should stop throwing billions of dollars in public money at the oil industry. According to a repo

November 1st, 2022House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, while CEOs of grocery store chains fill their pockets, ordinary people are being forced to choose between paying rent or buying groceries. One in five people are skipping one meal a day to lower their grocery bill, and demand for food banks is through the roof. That

October 31st, 2022House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, people are going hungry in our country right now. That is shameful in a country as rich as ours. Today's annual report from Food Banks Canada shows that food bank use is at an all-time high. In a single month, there were 1.5 million visits. People are going without,

October 27th, 2022House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Cost of Living Relief Act, No. 2.  Madam Speaker, as the saying goes, it is better to laugh than cry. We are getting a glimpse of the Bloc Québécois's despair at not being able to achieve anything concrete for Quebeckers. According to the Parliamentary Budget Officer, 71,000 children in Quebec will benefit from t

October 27th, 2022House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Canada Labour Code  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-302, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers). Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise in the House to introduce this bill that is so important to NDP supporters. The NDP has always been the party for workers. There has bee

October 27th, 2022House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague from Pierrefonds—Dollard for his motion, his speech and his commitment to the Uighur issue, which is also very important to New Democrats. We certainly support this move. We need to stand up for human rights and speak out against the genocide

October 26th, 2022House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP