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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, certain positions require more consultation than others. The fact remains that it is our government's responsibility to name officers of Parliament. Ultimately the responsibility, the consequences of those decisions remain with this government. While the Standing Ord

June 13th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I was very interested in doing my research for this motion today. Over 70% of the over 170 appointments that have been made so far are women. Visible minorities and indigenous persons are also represented in that number. If it takes time to ensure we accurately and s

June 13th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the question from my colleague. Any offers of help are duly welcomed. I would like to remind him that there is a procedure already in place in our Standing Orders to refer appointments of officers of Parliament to the appropriate standing committee, in

June 13th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to the motion moved by the hon. member for Skeena—Bulkley Valley, and to the subject of our government's commitment to and high standards for openness and transparency. I read the motion in question with interest. It is clear to me that the mot

June 13th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my honourable colleague for his highly amusing speech. What makes it so amusing is that the resolution refers to the way we are managing the economy. Over the last 12 months, we have created over 300,000 good jobs in Canada, which is quite amusing, indeed.

June 12th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, young people in Châteauguay—Lacolle have told to me about the steps our government has taken to reduce the labour market barriers they face. Many of them have had their first real work experience thanks to programs such as Canada summer jobs. Can the parliamentary

June 6th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Talk With Our Kids About Money  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to give members a heads-up about an event I am sponsoring on the Hill next week with the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education. The event is a money fair being put on by students from Ottawa's Immaculata High School and will take place next Thursday

June 2nd, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, of the $35 billion, $15 billion is coming from infrastructure that is already dedicated to green public transit and social infrastructure, and the other $20 billion is coming from investments the government will be making in purchasing assets. This is not taking away

May 11th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, we have specifically carved out $2 billion of infrastructure money for small communities. That is not in any way preventing those communities from also applying and receiving other infrastructure money. In fact, it is really opening up the envelope of accessibility.

May 11th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I fail to understand where the giving and the charity come in. We are talking about private investment and public investment, the only difference being where it comes from. We are talking about, on both sides, that it could be a variety of financial instruments, be i

May 11th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I very much appreciate the opportunity I have been given to talk about some of the statements in today's motion. I think Canadians deserve to know the facts, and they are not going to find them in this motion. In particular, I will take issue with the hon. member's

May 11th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I have tremendous respect for my hon. colleague from Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot. We share the same interests on a number of subjects, especially those relating to our constituents in small towns. My colleague has concerns about the municipalities’ access to funding. The

May 11th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Flooding  Mr. Speaker, on behalf of all my colleagues, I would like to extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the devastating flooding in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, and New Brunswick. We are going through a difficult period. We ask that everyone remain c

May 8th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Tuberculosis  Mr. Speaker, last month I took part in the Berlin TB Summit of the Global TB Caucus. This initiative drew together a dedicated group of parliamentarians from the G20 countries in order to build a coordinated response to the AMR agenda at the G20 this summer and press for the incl

April 7th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, this topic is of particular interest to me because I did have the opportunity to work as a financial educator at the Garnison Saint-Jean in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. I witnessed first-hand the financial concerns of the members of the Canadian Forces at that time, w

March 9th, 2017House debate

Brenda ShanahanLiberal