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International Trade  Mr. Speaker, no.

December 8th, 2017House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, our position is clear. We will defend and maintain the elements of NAFTA that are key to our national interests. We are negotiating in good faith, and we expect our partners to do the same. However, we cannot and will not accept proposals that put Canadian jobs at r

December 8th, 2017House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, the Government of Canada is well aware of the seriousness of the complaints from residents in the city of Windsor, where I was a couple of weeks ago with my distinguished colleagues and, of course, the resulting pain caused by the noise. We understand their concern.

December 8th, 2017House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

Softwood Lumber  Mr. Speaker, as we have said throughout this dispute, punitive U.S. countervailing and anti-dumping duties on Canadian softwood lumber are disturbing, troubling, and unjust. In recent weeks, we have put legal challenges against U.S. duties on Canadian softwood under both NAFTA an

December 8th, 2017House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

Housing  Mr. Speaker, some 1.7 million Canadian families still do not have adequate housing, which is unacceptable. In a country as highly regarded and prosperous as Canada, everyone should have a roof over their head. Under the leadership of the Minister of Families, Children and Social

December 8th, 2017House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, our negotiating position is clear and always has been. We will defend the elements of NAFTA that Canadians know are essential to our national interests . We are negotiating in good faith, and we expect our partners to do the same. A winner-take-all attitude is not co

December 7th, 2017House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

Softwood Lumber  Mr. Speaker, the duties imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Tribunal are unwanted, unfair, and deeply troubling. We recently challenged the countervailing duties under NAFTA's chapter 19, and two days ago we initiated legal action under the Wor

December 7th, 2017House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Madam Speaker, our negotiating position is clear, and we will defend and maintain the elements of NAFTA that Canadians know are central to our national interest. We are negotiating in good faith with our partners, but we cannot and will not accept proposals that put Canadian jobs

November 24th, 2017House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

Softwood Lumber  Mr. Speaker, the punitive duties imposed by the U.S. commerce department are unfair and deeply troubling. Our forestry industry has never been found guilty in previous cases. We will challenge this decision before the courts and we will win, as we have done on every past occasion

November 7th, 2017House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

Shootings in Sutherland Springs  Mr. Speaker, I stand today to share thoughts and heartfelt prayers for our American friends and neighbours in the wake of yesterday's senseless and horrific act of violence in Sutherland Springs. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed, and w

November 6th, 2017House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Madam Speaker, Canada very much values its relationship with Spain. The situation in Catalonia remains a domestic matter within Spain. A dialogue between Spain and Catalonia within the constitutional framework is still the best course of action. In accordance with international l

October 27th, 2017House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

Islamic History Month  Mr. Speaker, I rise on this October 25 to mark the 10th anniversary of the passage of the motion moved by the former member for Ottawa—Vanier, our friend Mauril Bélanger, to designate October as Islamic History Month. The aim of the commemorative month is to recognize the import

October 25th, 2017House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, Canada is the biggest market to the United States, bigger than China, Japan, and U.K. combined. As members know, we are dealing with the most protectionist U.S. government since the 1930s. We defend supply management. We believe in the family farms. We would like t

October 17th, 2017House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, we on this side of the House, and those who are fortunate enough to be on our portion of the other side, believe in supply management. Indeed, everyone in this House, with the exception of certain members of the Conservative Party of Canada, believe in supply managem

October 17th, 2017House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, we on this side of the aisle are committed to protecting the supply management system. We agree with the idea that every person should be free to make their own decisions, but I believe everyone in this House supports supply management, except the Conservative Party.

October 16th, 2017House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal