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Petitions  Mr. Speaker, as I table this petition today I want to say that, as part of the October 15 campaign, I had the privilege and opportunity to walk alongside Canadians in support of thousands of families across our country who have suffered the loss of an infant. Events in my home

December 13th, 2017House debate

Blake RichardsConservative

Charitable Contributions  Mr. Speaker, Christmas is a wonderful time to focus on our charitable giving. Canadians are extremely generous, and nowhere is this more evident than in our communities. Two groups I want to mention and congratulate today are 100+ Women Who Care, with chapters in Cochrane, Airdri

December 11th, 2017House debate

Blake RichardsConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, the tragedy of infant loss touches our nation and the lives of thousands of Canadian families each year. In these times of great sorrow, organizations such as Hazel's Heroes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network, Baby's Breath, Cuddle Cots for Canada, the October 1

December 6th, 2017House debate

Blake RichardsConservative

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, every time the Liberals raise taxes, the revenue minister keeps saying nothing has changed, like repeating it over and over somehow makes it true. Nothing has changed for type 1 diabetics, who are now being denied under the government. Nothing has changed for small

December 6th, 2017House debate

Blake RichardsConservative

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, the amount of spin that comes from the government side of the House of Commons is truly dizzying. How can the Liberals stand there and claim to support small businesses when all of the policies they put in place are designed specifically as an attack on those small

December 5th, 2017House debate

Blake RichardsConservative

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, in hindsight, small business owners, the hard-working, middle-class Canadians who just want to earn a living for their families and create jobs for our communities, should have seen this coming. I am talking about the coffee shop down the street, the person who cuts

December 5th, 2017House debate

Blake RichardsConservative

Petitions  Madam Speaker, today I bring forward a petition on behalf of thousands of hard-working Canadians who are concerned about the Liberal government's proposed changes to the tax plan and the use of private corporations proposal. The petitioners call upon the government to completely

November 24th, 2017House debate

Blake RichardsConservative

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Madam Speaker, the Liberals seem confused about how rules work. They seem to penalize those who follow them, and reward those who break them. Recently a constituent lost her landed immigrant card and needed to travel within a few days. She contacted the government for a replacem

November 24th, 2017House debate

Blake RichardsConservative

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, more of the same bogus talking points I keep receiving over and over again, while what the member should probably do is go back to whoever wrote those talking points for her and let them know that actually, yes, it has changed. The reason we know that is because busi

November 22nd, 2017House debate

Blake RichardsConservative

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, the Liberal government was elected on a promise to grow the middle class and to help grow small business. Instead, Canadians have been left with massive deficits and ever-increasing debt, and a plan that only helps the government's rich Liberal cronies. Once in offi

November 22nd, 2017House debate

Blake RichardsConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise to table a petition today. In 2016, Airdrie residents Sarah and Lee Cormier told me the story of how they endured the heartbreaking tragedy of losing their four-month-old daughter Quinn to SIDS. The Cormiers' parental benefits were immediately cut and they we

November 20th, 2017House debate

Blake RichardsConservative

Housing  Mr. Speaker, first, the Liberals made it more difficult for Canadians to qualify for a mortgage, and taking away the dream of home ownership from thousands of first-time buyers. Now they are tacking on even more costs, adding thousands of dollars in expenses when Canadians build,

November 9th, 2017House debate

Blake RichardsConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to sponsored social media posts (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) by the government, including those put out by agencies, Crown Corporations, and other government entities, since November 4, 2015: (a) what amount has been spent on sponsored posts; (b) what is the des

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Blake RichardsConservative

Housing  Mr. Speaker, imagine senior citizens who have worked hard their whole life and are ready to start the next chapter in retirement. Their kids have moved out, they are empty nesters, and they want to sell their houses and downsize. Now the Liberals want to make people pay more for

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Blake RichardsConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the member's lecture. I would like to say that it was informative, but I really cannot say that. I hope she satisfied her own need to provide a lecture to the House. In some odd, convoluted way, I suppose she has a point in saying that the energy east p

October 16th, 2017House debate

Blake RichardsConservative