Finance Mr. Speaker, first I want to thank the people of Vimy for doing me the honour of letting me be their member of Parliament. This morning, the finance minister tabled a notice of ways and means motion that proposes to lower taxes for the middle class and people working hard to joi
December 9th, 2019House debate
Resumption of debate on Address in Reply Mr. Speaker, I did hear the question.
January 27th, 2020House debate
Resumption of debate on Address in Reply I was here, Mr. Speaker.
January 27th, 2020House debate
Official Report Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. In relation to my voting attendance Monday, I would like to reiterate that I was in the chamber and heard the question but was not in my seat when the vote started, which I now understand is the rule for a recorded vote. This was obvious
January 29th, 2020House debate
Privilege Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House to address remarks I made with respect to the vote on the main motion of the address in reply to the Speech from the Throne on Monday, January 27, 2020, as well as my statement yesterday, Wednesday, January 29, 2020. I would like to inform the Ho
January 30th, 2020House debate
Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, Quebec's aluminum workers are envied throughout the world for their know-how, talent and expertise. They play a very important role in our economy, in Quebec and across the country. Could the minister please tell Canadians what our government is doing to ensure a cl
February 3rd, 2020House debate
Labour Mr. Speaker, all Canadians know that maintaining a proper work-life balance can often be difficult. In my riding of Vimy, families in Laval work hard to balance the demands of work, family, and mental, physical and emotional health. Canadians want the government to reflect on th
February 27th, 2020House debate
Business of Supply Madam Chair, in regard to the Phoenix pay system, we are seeing a continuous reduction in the backlog of cases. The supplementary estimates list an amount of $203.5 million for the government pay system. Why is this funding necessary if the backlog is consistently being reduced?
Business of Supply Madam Chair, what are we doing with these allocations to ensure that public servants are being paid accurately and on time, while also resolving the queue of cases?
Business of Supply Madam Chair, can the minister tell us what the funding for pay services will go toward? What will be the benefit of these funds?
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, for many students, the jobs they were counting on to help pay for their education in the fall have disappeared. For others, the career they were looking to start after their graduation has been postponed. Our government was there to support young Canadians when it a
Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, the investing in Canada plan is an unprecedented $180-billion program to upgrade our infrastructure across the country. This plan represents the largest such investment in our national economy and environment, more than doubling existing funding. Now more than ever t
July 20th, 2020House debate
Further COVID-19 Measures Act Mr. Speaker, since the beginning of the pandemic, our government has followed the guidance of public health officials. Governments across Canada put lockdown measures in place to slow the spread of the virus and ensure that our health care systems were well prepared. The lockdow
Further COVID-19 Measures Act Mr. Speaker, our government is listening actively and working with various partners to make sure that no one is left behind. Certainly, we should not forget our veterans. As we all know, this is the first time we are dealing with this. The disability act should have been debated
Further COVID-19 Measures Act Mr. Speaker, I thank my esteemed colleague from the Standing Committee on Finance for his question. I honestly do not know the details. I do not know if it is taxable or not, but I will find out and get back to him.