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Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I want to the thank the hon. member for Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas for her question and for her advocacy. Our government will invest more than $8 billion in federal funding to support public transportation in Ontario over the next decade, including $200 million i

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Madam Speaker, our government cares deeply for Alberta, Alberta families, and Alberta workers. We are working hard to build the Trans Mountain extension. Could the member tell the House how many pipelines the Harper government built to take our resources to international markets?

April 16th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  I hope she will stop heckling, Madam Speaker. I would respect that. My question for the hon. member is this. How many pipelines did the Harper government build to tidewaters?

April 16th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, I have a tremendous amount of respect for my colleague. We worked together on the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. I can assure the hon. member and every person in Alberta that the federal dollars allocated for infrastructure projects only go to infrastruc

April 16th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, I can understand the anxiety and concerns of British Columbians around oceans protection and marine safety. For the last decade, the government run by Mr. Harper did nothing to protect the environment or provide protection to coastal communities. We are working with

April 16th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Edmonton Centre. Let me start by sharing an experience I had meeting with the oil workers in Fort McMurray. The Prime Minister, the Minister of Natural Resources, and I visited that community a couple of weeks ago. We

April 16th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Finance  Mr. Speaker, we do have a plan, and that plan is to invest in communities to build the infrastructure they need, to help grow our economy, and to create jobs. We are unlocking $40 billion of investment into affordable housing, something about which the Harper government cared les

March 21st, 2018House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Finance  Mr. Speaker, our government understands that infrastructure is the foundation of building a strong economy, creating jobs for the middle class, and providing opportunities for those Canadians who work hard every day to be part of the middle class. That is why we are making histor

March 21st, 2018House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Finance  Mr. Speaker, let me talk about one of the components of our historic infrastructure investments. We are investing $33 billion to improve public transit systems in our communities to reduce pollution. We are investing in green infrastructure to make our communities more resilient

March 21st, 2018House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, the opposition may find it funny, but it is very important for people in Halifax and people in Red Deer and to understand that those buses are improving their quality of life. It is helping to reduce gridlock in those communities, helping to get students from home to

March 20th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, unlike the Harper government, we do have a plan. That plan is to make a historic $180 billion to support our municipalities and—

March 20th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, we have done more for municipalities in the last two years than the Harper government did in its decade. This week we announced a historic $30-billion investment in public transit only in one province, Ontario. There is more to come for other provinces. We made a com

March 20th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, happy International Day of La Francophonie. We have approved more than 4,100 projects since coming into office, with a combined investment of $30 billion. These are the investments that are creating jobs for the middle class, helping to grow the economy, and buildin

March 20th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, the member opposite would not understand what an infrastructure plan is, because they never had one. We put forward a plan that is helping us build a better public transportation system. The City of Halifax has purchased 20 buses with our plan, buses that are improvi

March 20th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, we worked very closely with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and with provinces and territories to develop a historic plan that is investing more than $180 billion to build the necessary infrastructure that has been neglected by the Harper government for a d

March 19th, 2018House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal