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Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. I am always surprised when the NDP opposes some of our key measures that primarily benefit low- and middle-income people. For example, in the 2016 budget, we introduced the Canada child benefit, which reduced child poverty by

November 6th, 2017House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague opposite for his question. I know the opposition is somewhat obsessed with the amount of the deficit. What we need to keep in mind, however, is that the more important figure is the debt-to-GDP ratio, which was 32.5% when we came to power. It ha

November 6th, 2017House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak today to Bill C-63, the budget implementation act, 2017, No. 2. This bill implements certain measures from budget 2017. Since our party was elected, we have applied ourselves to investing in our economy in order to make it work for the middle c

November 6th, 2017House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech. I would like to ask him whether Bill S-5 provides for plain packaging for all tobacco products or whether he thinks exceptions will be made for certain products, such as cigars weighing more than 1.4 g, as is done in some other c

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Crimes Against Journalists  Mr. Speaker, in the past 11 years, close to 930 journalists have been killed for reporting the news and bringing information to the public. In nine out of ten cases, the killers go unpunished. These figures do not include the many more journalists who suffer attacks, including to

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his wonderful speech. Bill C-49 is a key piece of the plan to implement the transportation 2030 vision announced by the Minister of Transport last fall. Would the member tell us a little bit about that and explain why it is important?

October 30th, 2017House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. Our government is committed to rail transportation safety. That is why we are moving forward with this measure that takes a reasonable and balanced approach to strengthening rail safety. I would also like to remind my colleagu

October 30th, 2017House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. Let me reiterate that the installation of voice and video recorders on locomotives is something the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has been calling for for a long time. TSB officials appeared before the Standing Committ

October 30th, 2017House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak today about rail safety in the context of Bill C-49, the transportation modernization act, which proposes to amend the Railway Safety Act. This is an important step in strengthening Canada’s comprehensive approach to rail

October 30th, 2017House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Political Fundraising  Mr. Speaker, Canadians cherish our democracy. Yesterday, they went to the polls in Lac-Saint-Jean in Quebec and Sturgeon River—Parkland in Alberta. Two new MPs were elected to represent their constituents with us here. Can the minister update the House on what our government is

October 24th, 2017House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

World Alzheimer's Month  Mr. Speaker, I want to begin with a special thought for my mother who would have celebrated her 90th birthday today. [Member spoke in Italian] [Translation] September is World Alzheimer's Month. On September 21, we acknowledged World Alzheimer's Day. In Canada, more than one m

September 27th, 2017House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Alfred-Pellan  Mr. Speaker, as the parliamentary session winds down, I would like to thank everyone I have met since January at the hundreds of meetings and events I have attended in my riding. I have spoken with some amazing individuals who are very dedicated to their respective causes. Since

June 21st, 2017House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 14th report of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, entitled “Aviation Safety in Canada”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table

June 20th, 2017House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, our government promised a historic infrastructure investment plan. We have kept that promise by announcing more than 3,000 projects across the country. Thanks to the leadership of my Quebec colleagues, we have announced 256 projects in Quebec worth over $1.2 billion

June 19th, 2017House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, in May 2016, the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie launched an ambitious consultation process to revamp Canada's international aid policy. During this process, 270 consultations involving 15,000 people were held in 65 countries, including Cana

June 9th, 2017House debate

Angelo IaconoLiberal