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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

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, we have put forward a very ambitious plan to allow our municipalities to prosper, to allow them to build the infrastructure that they need to grow their economy, to reduce congestion in major urban centres and build more affordable housing and recreational and cultur

June 16th, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, what is different is the commitment we have made to our Canadian communities to allow them to build the infrastructure they need. We are tripling our investment to $180 billion. That is a historic investment in infrastructure. The hon. member fully understands that

June 16th, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, we have been very clear that no appointments will be confirmed and made until we have the legislation passed through Parliament. That is exactly what we said earlier and that is exactly what we will follow. Our goal to establish the Canada infrastructure bank is to

June 16th, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, unlike the hon. member, we have confidence that we will be able to attract Canadians who have the talent and expertise, and we will make sure that we reflect the regional diversity of our country and the gender parity of our country. We also attract people from diver

June 16th, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, what the hon. member is failing to understand is that our own Canadian pension funds, such as the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the teachers' pension plan, OMERS, Caisse de dépôt, and Alberta Investment Management Corporation, invest in other countries' infra

June 16th, 2017House debate

Amarjeet SohiLiberal