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International Trade  Mr. Speaker, we have been clear. We continue to defend supply management. In fact, with the exception of some members of the official opposition, everyone in the House but the Conservative Party believes in supply management. Our position on this issue is clear. We have always de

February 13th, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, I want to begin by thanking our negotiators for their excellent work in Montreal. We made significant progress on a number of technical issues. We concluded the chapter on anti-corruption and are close to concluding many other chapters. We have worked constructively

January 30th, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, NAFTA has created a stable environment for trade for the last 24 years, which has benefited and results in a win-win-win for Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Chapter 11 provides certainty and security to Canadian companies that are investing abroad. We are wor

January 30th, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Madam Speaker, as mentioned by my hon. colleague, it is vitally important that we leave no workers behind. The same is true for our indigenous population, and of course, for the environmental requirements. All of these issues combined make not only good progressive sense but good

January 29th, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Madam Speaker, I had the privilege of going with the member for Essex to her riding. I saw first-hand the impact NAFTA has had in her community over the last 24 years. First and foremost, I reiterate, for the House's attention, that the Prime Minister has made income inequality

January 29th, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

Royal Galipeau  Mr. Speaker, it is with a heavy heart that I rise today to mark the passing of my predecessor, Royal Galipeau, the former member of Parliament for OrlĂ©ans. Although Royal and I were rivals in the last election, I cannot say enough about his professionalism, his dedication to this

January 29th, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

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