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Customs Tariff  Mr. Speaker, what we were faced with was the sudden, illegal imposition of section 232 tariffs against the greatest ally the United States has. Here we are, celebrating D-Day and all those soldiers working together, and to this day companies in Canada are building parts for Ameri

June 6th, 2019House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Customs Tariff  Mr. Speaker, I can assure the member that when anybody comes to my office, the meetings are held in good faith, but if it comes to a point where I am being described in derogatory terms by those people, the meeting is ended. What I said at that meeting, after being called names,

June 6th, 2019House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Customs Tariff  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today in the House. As has been mentioned, we are commemorating D-Day events today. Many of us regret that we are not able to be in our communities. There were events held last night in Hamilton, and today as well, but the second-best place to

June 6th, 2019House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Health Research Donation  Mr. Speaker, 77 years ago a couple from Saskatchewan arrived in Hamilton with their young son, looking for work. Last week that boy, Charles Juravinski, and his wife of 63 years, Margaret, astounded us with an endowment of $100 million to support research at Hamilton's hospitals

June 4th, 2019House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for drawing attention to the Hamilton situation, which is dramatic and drastic. A lot of us are feeling a kind of heartless response from the other side, which is ignoring the plight of so many people who are responsible for deliv

June 3rd, 2019House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, Hamilton is Canada's steel city. The imposition of steel tariffs by the United States caused us great concern, here and throughout North America. We fought back with retaliatory tariffs, which the Conservative member for Durham described as “dumb”, but we held firm,

May 29th, 2019House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, I am thankful for the opportunity to speak today. I am pleased to spend the time allotted to me discussing the Communications Security Establishment, also known as CSE, and the important work it does in cyber-defence and cyber-protection, as well as the cyber-work pe

May 15th, 2019House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

President of Croatia  Mr. Speaker, the diversity of our great country creates historic events, and for Canadians of Croatian descent, today is such a day. Today our Governor General will host Her Excellency Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, President of the Republic of Croatia, at Rideau Hall. This marks the

May 13th, 2019House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Multilateral Instrument in Respect of Tax Conventions Act  Madam Speaker, I was pleased to hear some endorsement from the other side regarding some aspects of our budget. It is important for people to know that informed consultation goes on in the decisions we make with regard to the finances of the country. Certainly, the great experie

May 2nd, 2019House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, more and more, communities need our help adapting to the severe weather events that are being caused by climate change. Reducing the impact of natural disasters such as flooding is critical to keeping Canadian families safe, protecting local businesses and supporting

April 30th, 2019House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Black History Month  Mr. Speaker, my city of Hamilton is home to an active francophone community, which recently held its 6th annual Black History Month Gala. This event was a celebration of our diversity, with 20 francophone African countries represented. It was a wonderful evening showcasing the c

February 27th, 2019House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Science and Technology  Mr. Speaker, our government recognizes how important science is in Canada. We rely on science every day for clean air and water, to improve health care for Canadians and to contribute to exciting new breakthroughs that help prepare us for the jobs and economy of tomorrow. We als

February 26th, 2019House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I would like to ask my friend from Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles whether 8,700 employees of SNC-Lavalin are guilty of a crime and therefore should lose their jobs.

February 19th, 2019House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Indigenous Languages Act  Madam Speaker, I had the pleasure last spring of watching a very special ceremony in which our “fightingest” ship, HMCS Haida, was named the honorary flagship of the Canadian navy. There were two hereditary chiefs of the Haida Nation, Lonnie Young and Frank Collison, who joined u

February 7th, 2019House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of presenting a petition to the government with regard to the over 550,000 Canadians living with dementia. This number will double by 2030. Sixty per cent of people with Alzheimer's will wander at least once during their disease. Wandering is common

February 7th, 2019House debate

Bob BratinaLiberal