Taxation Mr. Speaker, we take the health of all Canadians seriously, especially that of our children. Our tax system is data-driven, as is our health care system. We will always implement taxes and health rules based on facts and expert advice.
The Economy Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the MP for Vaughan—Woodbridge for his hard work for his constituents and all Canadians. Canadians need more homes built faster and they need affordable groceries. Bill C-56, which the government tabled last week, would help to provide both. W
Affordable Housing and Groceries Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to point out that the question has absolutely nothing to do with the legislation we are presenting. However, let me take a moment to clarify some of the incorrect assertions embedded within it. It is really important to be honest and truthful with Cana
Affordable Housing and Groceries Act Mr. Speaker, I agree with my hon. colleague from the Bloc Québécois that there really is a housing crisis. That is why we introduced our bill last week, the first week after the summer break. We are absolutely certain that this bill is urgent. We agree that there needs to be more
Affordable Housing and Groceries Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Elmwood—Transcona for the work that he has been doing alongside our government, together with me, on the housing crisis. I believe that this measure of lifting the GST on all rental construction would help all Canadians with housi
Affordable Housing and Groceries Act moved that Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Competition Act, be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, before I begin, I would like to seek unanimous consent to share my time with the member for Guelph.
Affordable Housing and Groceries Act I am pleased to rise today to introduce Bill C‑56, the affordable housing and groceries act. I would like to explain why it is so important that we work together to pass this bill. This bill includes urgent measures to make life more affordable for Canadians, including removing
Affordable Housing and Groceries Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Competition Act. (Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)
September 21st, 2023House debate
Carbon Pricing Mr. Speaker, I am neither a Quebecker nor a francophone. I am also obviously not a member of the Bloc Québécois. However, there is one thing I know about Quebec: The Quebec nation is the environment leader in Canada. Quebec is the leader when it comes to climate action. Our gove
Finance Mr. Speaker, as a little point of fact, I think my hon. colleague just confused the interest rate with the inflation rate. I guess it is an easy mistake to make if one is a Conservative who does not really care about facts. Let me tell members what our government is focused on.
Finance Mr. Speaker, I am aware of something very important, something that the Conservative leader admitted today. Today, he was proud of something he said at the beginning of the pandemic. He is proud to have said that supporting Canadians and small and medium-sized businesses was not
Finance Mr. Speaker, if my colleague opposite wants to lecture anyone about economics, he should start with his colleagues, who do not understand the difference between the key rate and inflation. We fully understand the importance of fiscal responsibility. That is why Canada has the lo
Finance Mr. Speaker, today the Conservatives have shown their true colours. The Leader of the Opposition actually bragged about his comments three years ago. That is when he railed against big fat government programs. That was the emergency support we provided to Canadian families and to
Finance Mr. Speaker, let me tell the House who we do not intend to take advice from. We do not intend to take advice from the party that was going to leave Canadians high and dry when COVID shut down our economy. Instead, we supported Canadians, and that support worked. It kept business
Finance Mr. Speaker, let me bring some facts into this conversation. Canada's AAA credit rating was reaffirmed last week by DBRS Morningstar with a stable outlook. We have the lowest debt and deficit in the G7. When it comes to housing, we are rolling up our sleeves and getting the job d