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Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I listened intently to a great speech by my colleague from Alberta, one of the only guys in the Alberta caucus who has been here longer than I have. I certainly appreciate his wisdom. He has been here a long time. He has been here so long, could he remind all of our

November 28th, 2017House debate

Blaine CalkinsConservative

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I listened to my colleague's speech. The bill is at report stage, meaning that it was already before committee where there would have been a number of experts who testified and made recommendations. Can the member cite a single quote from any medical expert at commit

November 21st, 2017House debate

Blaine CalkinsConservative

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, I would have thought after all the debacles the Liberal government has been through in the past that maybe, during the debate on something as important as the rights of law-abiding citizens and their property, there would be someone in the Liberal Party who would act

November 7th, 2017House debate

Blaine CalkinsConservative

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, there is only one guarantee with the current government: it can never take enough money from hard-working Canadians' pockets. The Liberals are raising taxes on diabetics. They are raising taxes on employee discounts. They are raising taxes on bus passes, kids' hockey

October 26th, 2017House debate

Blaine CalkinsConservative

2019 Canada Winter Games  Mr. Speaker, in February 2019, the city of Red Deer in central Alberta will host the 2019 Canada Winter Games. This will be the largest multi-sport event held in Alberta since the 1988 Winter Olympics and will have an economic impact of over $132 million. The 2019 games will pro

October 23rd, 2017House debate

Blaine CalkinsConservative

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Madam Speaker, my colleague speaks with much wisdom on this. As a former park warden and conservation officer in the province of Alberta, someone who has worked for Alberta Fish and Wildlife, someone who is an active member of the Lacombe Fish and Game Association as a hunter an

October 18th, 2017House debate

Blaine CalkinsConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I really do appreciate my hon. colleague's speech. It was very impassioned. I appreciate the opportunity to talk about something that is so important, something that affects every single Canadian. It is refreshing to have something to talk about that might actually u

October 5th, 2017House debate

Blaine CalkinsConservative

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, with the Liberals killing energy east, British Columbia's Trans Mountain pipeline is quickly becoming Canada's only option for getting our energy to new markets, but the B.C. NDP government is doing everything in its power to stop this project, including court action

October 5th, 2017House debate

Blaine CalkinsConservative

Export and Import Permits Act  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the intelligent speech that I heard from my colleague from Durham. My question for him is based on the following premise. In 1995, I believe, Allan Rock, who was the minister of justice at the time, introduced the Canadian long-gun registry under the

September 21st, 2017House debate

Blaine CalkinsConservative

Export and Import Permits Act  Madam Speaker, after listening to the parliamentary secretary's speech, my question, although not congruent with what is written in the bill, is the following. Does he understand that the requirement for exporters or importers to retain records in a specific electronic file is fo

September 21st, 2017House debate

Blaine CalkinsConservative

Questions on the Order Paper  With regard to the government’s search for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the proposed Infrastructure Bank: (a) what are the details of the contract awarded to Odgers Berndtson to conduct the search including the (i) amount or value, (ii) start date, (iii) end date, (iv) fil

September 18th, 2017House debate

Blaine CalkinsConservative

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, when it comes to appointments it is clear that, if people are not Liberal, they need not apply. Whether it is trying to reward a retired Ontario Liberal cabinet minister or any long-time Liberal donors, the present Prime Minister has shown he has only one priority,

June 20th, 2017House debate

Blaine CalkinsConservative

Main Estimates, 2017-18  Madam Speaker, I heard the opening comments from my colleague across the way about how great the new Senate process has been for the Liberals. Then I thought to myself that it was interesting, because the Prime Minister is going to be forced to prorogue at some point this summer,

June 14th, 2017House debate

Blaine CalkinsConservative

Main Estimates, 2017-18  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the words of my colleague from the NDP. He and I have served together on committee, notably, the ethics committee, for the better part of the last two years, and he brought up some of the issues that we faced on that committee. The committee has actual

June 14th, 2017House debate

Blaine CalkinsConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I was very interested to listen to my hon. colleague's speech. I thought, given her past experience as the director of appointments for the Liberal Party of Canada, she would have spoken to some of the aspects facing the current Liberal government, the ethics appoint

June 9th, 2017House debate

Blaine CalkinsConservative