COVID-19 Emergency Response Mr. Speaker, this is Small Business Week, and SMEs are vital for our recovery and the best way to boost the economy. Small businesses in my riding of Vimy have been hit hard by the pandemic, but even so, many of them have bravely stood on the front lines during this time. Can th
October 21st, 2020House debate
Republic of Cypress Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to mark the 60th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Cypress. As this is my first statement as a member of Parliament since my election, I am honoured to stand in the House to celebrate this important day. Canada and Cypress
October 1st, 2020House debate
Child Care Mr. Speaker, women play an extremely important role in the Canadian workforce. However, many women are struggling to go back to work while they continue to assume the responsibility for child care. We understand that if women do not return to work there will be no recovery after
Further COVID-19 Measures Act Mr. Speaker, I know that the CEWS has supported over three million employees by helping them stay in their workforces or return to work. I am not certain whether at this moment we are looking to see whether we are able to give retroactive payments or not, but I am certain this go
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.
Further COVID-19 Measures Act Mr. Speaker, I am part of the finance committee, and we have heard time and time again through our witnesses that there will be no recovery unless we have affordable and proper child care. Our government is committed to that. I know that our various ministers have been working ve
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
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
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
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?
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
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