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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day  Mr. Speaker, each year June 15 marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Elder abuse is an important human rights issue we all can bring awareness to, and help ensure that older generations have a right to live a life of dignity. This means a life free from all forms of abuse, inc

June 19th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, that is exactly the point. Liberals have been saying that they are feminists and that they value women, but right at the beginning, when they appointed women to these ministerial positions, they had already carved out some female ministers who were not good enough to

June 7th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, that is exactly what I have been saying. The Liberals only pay lip service. The fact that they do not even have a ministry for seniors, a minister of state, or a full minister for the benefit of seniors shows that they do not care. This is exactly why we have said we

June 7th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, as I mentioned earlier, I have no problem with equal work or equal pay. However, Bill C-25 has not addressed the other equal supports. If only the salaries are raised, without giving these now full ministers the true support they need, it is just window dressing. Tha

June 7th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise again this evening to speak to Bill C-24, regarding the Salaries Act. This bill aims to change five important aspects of ministerial roles and designations. These include the creation of new positions, the removal of several important positions,

June 7th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, as a former minister of state for seniors, I think I have the most powerful authority to tell the government side what exactly Bill C-24 means. If the Liberals really believed in elevating women, they should have been given full ministerial positions. Is the governm

June 7th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, I was quoting what the paper said. I strongly encourage the government to slow down the legislation and get the regulatory framework in place. Hopefully, we can then bring together a more effective and secure piece of legislation.

June 7th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, the most important thing we have not done successfully for a number of years is education. Whenever we talk about prevention of drug use, there are always many things that we should have done. The whole reason we have an increased number of young people is, number

June 7th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, I think the most important thing is not even “have our kids tried that?” That is the safest thing. Looking at the drug to see if the quality of the drug is good or giving the best cocaine to the people at the injection site, this is following the same argument. Tha

June 7th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, I rise today to discuss the proposed legislation in Bill C-45, related to the legalization of cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana. Bill C-45 has been put forward on a rushed timeline. Many practical implications of Bill C-45 are to be decided by provincial

June 7th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, this is not what their task force advised. They advised that before any legislation is pushed through, these tools need to be there. How can we measure whether a young person or an adult is really impaired if the tool is not there? It is really unrealistic that the g

May 31st, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, there are people of different cultures in my riding, and I can give the member true stories. One of my constituents complained to me that she was pulled over by a police officer and she was trembling because she did not understand why she was stopped by police. Becau

May 31st, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I rise this evening to speak to the proposed legislation, Bill C-46, regarding impaired driving and amendments to the Criminal Code. This bill examines and alters the procedures and consequences for impaired driving for both cannabis and alcohol. I will comment on a

May 31st, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Tourism Industry  Mr. Speaker, small businesses are essential to my riding of Richmond Centre. With Vancouver International Airport, YVR, as Canada's gateway to the Asia Pacific, I am proud of the work our entrepreneurs are doing to promote tourism and hospitality, while creating-jobs in Richmon

May 17th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative

Small Business  Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister has said that small businesses are just there to help rich people avoid taxes. Clearly, he has never met the hard-working entrepreneurs who actually own small businesses across our nation. It seems he will continue the attack on these middle-class

March 20th, 2017House debate

Alice WongConservative