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Salaries Act  Mr. Speaker, I always appreciate the interventions of my friend across the way. The government's ultimate objective is to raise the quality of life for all Canadians. We hear often from members on the other side about what a terrible job the finance minister is doing. I had a

December 12th, 2017House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Yosif Al-Hasnawi  Mr. Speaker, the city of Hamilton remains in shock and sorrow over the tragic and needless loss of a teenage Good Samaritan. Yosif Al-Hasnawi died after trying to help an older person who was being threatened on the street by two young men. Yosif was a 19-year old Brock Universi

December 11th, 2017House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, I was intrigued by the comments of my friend from Thornhill. He is always a great presenter, although I thought he was reaching for the old joke about the law being like sausage; if we saw how it was made, we would never eat it. In this case, we are trying as hard a

December 5th, 2017House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Department of Veterans Affairs Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my friend across the way for his obvious profound interest in the welfare and well-being of our veterans. That has been noted at the veterans committee. In light of what is presented here in Bill C-378, does my my friend across the way feel that we are takin

December 1st, 2017House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, today I stand in recognition of World AIDS Day, a day whereby we can all work together to reduce the stigma of this tragic illness and provide support to those affected by it. Can the Minister of Health please inform this House about what actions our government is t

December 1st, 2017House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Canadian Football League  Mr. Speaker, Canadian football was its best this weekend in two cities: Hamilton with the Vanier Cup, and Ottawa for the 105th Grey Cup. I have watched football for over 60 years and broadcast 500 games on radio over 20 seasons for the Cats or the Argonauts, so I believe I am qu

November 27th, 2017House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak to Bill C-63, a bill to implement certain provisions of the budget. I want to first say how proud I am to be a colleague of the finance minister and to sit in the government with him. The finance minister has led what most people would understa

November 7th, 2017House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I was very interested to hear my colleague's intervention because so much comment has been made about various aspects of the bill. I want to ask about the larger aspect of the bill with regard to my friend's comments. In the Toronto area, one could probably have end

October 31st, 2017House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the matter before us is about the ethical standards of an individual who has had an unassailable person history of ethical behaviour of the highest order. On the other hand, the important issue has been the potential impact of the proposed tax measures and subsequent

October 23rd, 2017House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Madam Speaker, I have the greatest respect for my friend from Yellowhead, and I plead ignorance on the notion of animal welfare and species in his part of the world. I have travelled through it on my way to visit my son in the Peace River country, so I see a little, but I am a li

October 18th, 2017House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Croatia  Mr. Speaker, I rise to welcome Gordan Jandrokovic, Speaker of the Croatian parliament, along with his parliamentary colleagues, as they pay an official visit to Canada. In 1991, the Croation people realized their centuries-long dream of an independent and democratic Croatia. Si

October 18th, 2017House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Hamilton, Ontario  Mr. Speaker, my city of Hamilton has benefited greatly from our government's handling of the economy. In the past year, employment has grown from 308,000 to 429,000 people with jobs in the Hamilton CMA. In my riding, we have a railcar manufacturer whose workforce more than doub

September 27th, 2017House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Afghanistan Veterans  Mr. Speaker, this past week, my city honoured the 2,800 Canadian veterans of the war in Afghanistan, 159 of whom paid the supreme sacrifice. More than 400 soldiers came from Hamilton military units. Four of them lost their lives. The tribute is a permanent monument, located at t

June 9th, 2017House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Madam Speaker, that is profound insight into the overlying question of how we will advance with our American friends. I would point out for my friend from Guelph that the commerce secretary for President Trump is Wilbur Ross. He is a member of the board of ArcelorMittal. He knows

May 5th, 2017House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Madam Speaker, I thank the member for his participation and interest. I would point out that in his city of Regina, EVRAZ has just been named to provide 75% of the Trans Mountain pipeline steel, which will go between Edmonton and Burnaby, British Columbia. That news came forward

May 5th, 2017House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal