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Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for bringing his concerns forward. I imagine we disagree on quite a bit. However, if his point is that this will be a disaster, will he stand before the House today and commit that should the Conservatives form government, they

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, I was just reading in The Globe and Mail some excellent news out of British Columbia, which is the economy there is going to grow by about 3% this year, exceeding expectations and second only to the province of Alberta. It is interesting. The hon. member is saying th

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Export and Import Permits Act—Bill C-47  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I move: That, notwithstanding the order made on Thursday, September 28, 2017, the recorded division on the motion for second reading of Bill C-47, an act to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and the Criminal Code (amendments permit

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  Mr. Speaker, we ran during the election on, and spoke a great deal about, balancing the economy and the environment. I wonder if the minister could comment on that and how the bill carries forward that commitment to balance Canada's commitment to develop our economy with protecti

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month  Mr. Speaker, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a chance to honour the 10,000 children currently fighting cancer today, to remember the many children we have lost, and to support childhood cancer survivors. Although 75% of children survive cancer, more than 80% of su

September 28th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Madam Speaker, I believe if you seek it you will find unanimous consent to see the clock at 5:30 p.m.

September 20th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Madam Speaker, the hon. member across the way is talking about road safety and perhaps wandered a little into the topic of cannabis, but since we are talking about it, perhaps it is a good opportunity to ask him the following. He talked about the cannabis of his day in the sixtie

September 20th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Madam Speaker, the hon. member mentioned that members on this side were not taking part in the debate. I would like to commend my hon. colleague, the hon. member for Châteauguay—Lacolle, who just spoke a few moments ago and gave an excellent speech on the importance of safety.

September 20th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Madam Speaker, today we had demonstration on Parliament Hill of an autonomous bus that was going around Parliament Hill. We are in the midst of significant technological change and driving may be completely different within the next 10 or 20 years. I am wondering if the hon. me

September 20th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague for giving an example from his childhood about consumer safety and the issues that Canadians, like his constituents and my constituents, face. I am very thankful that situation resolved itself positively. Could my hon. colle

September 20th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, the hon. member is going to mention to clergy in her community the repeal of this section. Is she also going to mention that there are already offences related to all of these things, such as causing a disturbance, hate crimes, assault, uttering threats, and intimi

June 15th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Salaries Act  Madam Speaker, I am shocked that the member opposite would suggest that these appointments were not merit based. My question is based on a couple of points. The Minister of Science has 90 universities, over 200 colleges, and a budget of $10 billion. The Minister of Internationa

June 8th, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, drug-impaired driving is a concern taken very seriously by the government. I have spoken at length with the minister and the parliamentary secretary about this problem. Bill C-46 is an important piece of the puzzle to go along with Bill C-45, which is the legalizati

May 31st, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, again, I am looking forward to hearing the evidence from scientists, but my understanding is that the saliva-based test for people impaired by cannabis does show recent usage of cannabis. The roadside test is not dealing with fat-soluble concentrations of THC. It is

May 31st, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I know my friend, the hon. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, has done incredible work travelling the country, including coming to St. Catharines and speaking to members of the community and speaking to key individuals such as our chief of police, he

May 31st, 2017House debate

Chris BittleLiberal