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Infrastructure and Communities  Mr. Speaker, we are very proud that yesterday all the provincial and territorial ministers came together to talk about the historic investments we are making in infrastructure. In the case of Quebec, we have approved 424 projects, with a federal investment of $1.6 billion. We are

September 22nd, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, our government is proud to be investing in communities of all sizes, including $2 billion dedicated funding for small communities. Last month, we announced more than $11 million for 77 projects in communities across Newfoundland and Labrador to provide clean water, a

September 22nd, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to the government’s search for a chief executive officer, CEO, for the proposed infrastructure bank up to and including the date May 15, 2017, the contract awarded to Odgers Berndtson is to conduct anticipatory searches for the leadership of the infrastru

September 18th, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a)(i), the Canada infrastructure bank would use federal support to attract private sector and institutional investment. The federal support would be in the form of investments in projects, and the investment would result in the bank holding an asset o

September 18th, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to the proposed Canada Infrastructure Bank, (a) the bank is subject to the Access to Information Act. Moreover, (b), the bank is required to disclose information in accordance with the Access to Information Act, with one narrow exception that covers onl

September 18th, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, our infrastructure investments are achieving real and tangible results for Canadians. They are helping us buy new buses to grow public transit systems. They are making systems accessible for people with disabilities. They are helping to renovate more affordable housi

June 20th, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, the chair of the WDBA was appointed a year ago through an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process, and he brings a considerable amount of experience to this important position as a result of his diverse career accomplishments both in the private sector a

June 20th, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, the Gordie Howe international bridge is a very critical trade corridor between Canada and the United States, and 30% of the surface trade between Canada and the U.S. goes through this corridor. We are focused on getting this crossing built, and that is exactly why we

June 20th, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, we are very proud to have put forward an agenda to build and rebuild all Canadian communities, regardless of size. We have dedicated funding of $2 billion for small communities, water and waste water funding that has primarily gone to build waterways for our systems

June 20th, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act  Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I am tabling a supplementary response to Question No. 1025 and the government response to Question No. 1027.

June 19th, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, Canadians expect us to build the best public transit to reduce the gridlock facing our communities. They want us to invest in more affordable housing to create opportunities for Canadians. They want to invest in recreational and cultural infrastructure. That is exa

June 19th, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I am so proud to be working with our Quebec caucus to deliver on the commitment that we made to all Canadians, including the Province of Quebec. A $1.3 billion investment in Montreal's transit system will create 34,000 jobs in that region. That is delivering for Can

June 19th, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, we have been very clear and I have assured the House a number of times that the infrastructure bank and any projects undertaken by the infrastructure bank would have to abide by provincial and municipal rules. We respect local jurisdictions. I am proud to say that t

June 16th, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, let me assure the hon. member once again that we have a very strong working relationship with the Province of Quebec, and the bank would have to abide by all the rules that are in place in every province and municipality. On top of that, the bank will work very clos

June 16th, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, because of the hard work of the members of the national capital region caucus, this morning the Prime Minister announced more than $1 billion toward Ottawa's light rail transit, stage two, project. This investment will transform public transit across the region and c

June 16th, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal