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Government Business No. 9—Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola. His constituency name is not as easy as Essex, but it is a heck of a great name. The hon. member spoke of putting teeth into bills and teeth into reports, and of Conservatives fighting for gre

June 22nd, 2021House debate

Chris LewisConservative

Health  Mr. Speaker, as I represent a border community, I hear daily from families and business owners who need to cross the border. This requires a 14-day quarantine, a three-day lockdown and substandard fare, all at their own expense. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister enjoys 12 hours in a

June 22nd, 2021House debate

Chris LewisConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, at the end of the day, there are other people who know about the taking money out of this pocket and putting it into that one. It is everyday taxpayers. It is the young 20 or 21-year-old man and woman who pays taxes and wonders what is left in their bank account at t

June 22nd, 2021House debate

Chris LewisConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, they are directly related. I do appreciate the fact that he brought up tourism. Tourism in my riding of Essex has been devastated beyond belief. One hand will feed the other, but we must have tourism to drive that back up and to drive down the deficit.

June 22nd, 2021House debate

Chris LewisConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I agree that everyone needs help. The budget should be helping everyone; nobody should be left behind. Be it seniors, young adults, our youth or people with disabilities, everyone should be helped, especially, and hopefully, at the end of a pandemic. Yes, we need to

June 22nd, 2021House debate

Chris LewisConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, it is so important for the federal government to work with individual provinces, with their leaders and, quite frankly, with their governments. Everyone has to come to the table. It is important that everyone has a voice at the table and whatever works best between t

June 22nd, 2021House debate

Chris LewisConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise in the House today to speak to Bill C-30. I want to thank the member for Edmonton Centre for his incredibly compelling speech, and he did a fabulous job. As well, to follow up on his comments, all the best to you, Mr. Speaker, in the future.

June 22nd, 2021House debate

Chris LewisConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition calling on the House to address concerns related to the broad definition applied to conversion therapy in Bill C-6. The petitioners' concerns relate not to the intent of Bill C-6, which they strongly support, but rather to the chil

June 16th, 2021House debate

Chris LewisConservative

Maternity Benefits  Madam Speaker, at the outset of the pandemic, Canadians facing hardships were promised the support they needed. Today, I stand with the MP for Kildonan—St. Paul to bring attention to a maternity benefit issue that needs urgent action. Many mothers have lost their jobs during th

June 4th, 2021House debate

Chris LewisConservative

Health  Mr. Speaker, weeks ago, Michigan generously offered its surplus vaccines to residents in Windsor-Essex. Thousands of vaccines are being tossed daily by the city of Detroit, and despite repeated appeals by local officials, the Liberal government has taken no action. Only 4% of Ca

May 31st, 2021House debate

Chris LewisConservative

Support of Oil and Gas Sector  Madam Speaker, today I rise in the House to speak to this important motion introduced by my colleague and friend, the MP for Edmonton Manning. I stand in support of Canada's oil and gas sector. I stand on behalf of families in my riding of Essex and the many workers in the energ

May 13th, 2021House debate

Chris LewisConservative

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, the government’s failure to secure our borders has yet another casualty. Fourteen months ago, the Canada-U.S. border was closed on land, sea and air. While Canadian charter boats are moored at dock, American charter boats are being issued work permits by the governme

May 13th, 2021House debate

Chris LewisConservative

Sports Betting  Mr. Speaker, as members know, the single-event sports betting bill, Bill C-218, is currently before the Senate. I value the vital role our senators play in reviewing bills passed by the House and rise today on behalf of the tourism sector and its workers to appeal to senators to

May 13th, 2021House debate

Chris LewisConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition on behalf of Canada's 12,000 travel advisers. They earn through commissions only and can wait up to 11 months to receive their pay after booking a trip for a client. It has been over a year since these 12,000 Canadian travel advisers have

May 13th, 2021House debate

Chris LewisConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, through you to my hon. colleague, something I have been talking about and worrying about is how someone in the next generation is going to be able to start a family, have a car and afford a house. What could have been done differently in this budget to look to the

May 11th, 2021House debate

Chris LewisConservative