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Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, congratulations on your election as Speaker in this 40th Parliament of Canada. It is my honour to open the debate in consideration of the Speech from the Throne. I wish to begin by thanking the Governor General for her eloquent speech. Her Excellency was quite clear

November 19th, 2008House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, again, this government is committed to all Canadians, to families, to seniors. We are committed to businesses. We are committed to farmers. We are committed to Canadian sectors that are creating jobs in this country. Our commitment is to continue. One of the things

November 19th, 2008House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, in response to that question, I would like to say first of all that Canadians sent a strong message and a strong mandate to Parliament. That mandate is twofold. This government has a strong record of fiscal management and responsibility. Canadians said they want to

November 19th, 2008House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, this is indeed a time of economic uncertainty. This is a time when the government is responsible to the people of Canada to lay a strong foundation for the future. We want to help, and our endeavour is to help all Canadians. That is why we are ensuring sound budgeti

November 19th, 2008House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Heroism  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to three great Canadians. On Saturday night, a medevac airplane crashed in northern Manitoba near the community of Gods Lake. The plane was carrying a pilot, a co-pilot and three passengers: a mother, her 10-month-old son and a flight nur

November 25th, 2008House debate

Candice BergenConservative

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Fleetwood—Port Kells. I rise today to speak in favour of the economic plan which the Minister of Finance presented to this House just last week. I encourage all members of this House to support this important budget.

February 3rd, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, this government has proven that it has a record of fiscal responsibility. We have paid down $30 billion in debt and it has not been done on the backs of the provinces. In our families it is one thing to have a huge savings account, but when our children are starving

February 3rd, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, I am glad that my hon. colleague and I can serve Manitobans together in this chamber. It is a pleasure for me to answer her question. The RCMP and our law enforcement agencies are a priority for this government. We are the only government that has invested in new re

February 3rd, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Justice  Mr. Speaker, as if Winnipeg and other western provinces have not been under siege enough from violence, a high-risk offender was re-arrested last Friday only hours after being released from prison. Kenneth Erdley Ross, a career criminal with a serious sadistic personality, has a

February 24th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak to the motion before us. The government has delivered unprecedented investments to Canada's economy through infrastructure programs. This fact is undeniable. Back in November 2007, we announced the historic building C

February 26th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is a priority for this government, and I believe for all members who support this economic plan, that we do get the funding to municipalities, to cities and to towns as soon as we can. We want to work together with our partners, but we cannot do it unless we liste

February 26th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, first of all, Canadians spoke in the last election on which Minister of Finance they respect, which Minister of Finance they want to lead this country in a time of economic crisis, and that is the current Minister of Finance. I am very proud and pleased to be able to

February 26th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, indeed, we are receiving calls and input every day from mayors, like Mayor Martin Harder from Winkler, Mayor Ken Brennan from Portage la Prairie. They are excited about what we are doing. They are asking questions and we are providing answers. We are working together

February 26th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

International Women's Week  Mr. Speaker, this week is International Women's Week. The Conservative Party has a long tradition of supporting all women. After all, the first female justice minister, minister of defence and prime minister of Canada was from the Conservative Party. Today, on Parliament Hill,

March 3rd, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative

Air Passengers' Bill of Rights.  Mr. Speaker, in the short time remaining, it is very important that the House recognize the work the government has done on this issue. After having been in government for two short years, we introduced the flight rights Canada code of conduct for Canada's airlines. The previou

March 5th, 2009House debate

Candice BergenConservative