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Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, on acquisition applications subject to ministerial approval, the department relies on a rigorous review process undertaken by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, or OSFI, to provide the Minister of Finance with advice on matters relevant to th

April 8th, 2024House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, in response to part (a) of the question, revenues from the federal excise duty on alcohol products are projected to be $2.2 billion in 2024 25. In response to part (b), in real terms, the government does not anticipate an increase in revenues as a result of the infl

April 8th, 2024House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, on June 14, 2023, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance announced that the Government of Canada would immediately halt all government led activity at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, or AIIB, and instructed the Department of Finance to lead a rev

March 20th, 2024House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, the MP who just spoke is a member of Parliament for B.C., and British Columbia is rightly proud of its place as a leader in Canada and the world in having a price on pollution since 2008. It is a provincial system that the people of B.C. support, so either the Conser

March 19th, 2024House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, I have a lot of respect for that MP from British Columbia, but I am really disappointed that he seems entirely ignorant of how the price on pollution works in B.C. There is no federal backstop in B.C. There is no federal backstop on B.C. small businesses nor on the p

March 19th, 2024House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, “the survival of our planet is at stake. I cannot ignore this urgent climate challenge and continue to look my two sons in the eyes.” Those are the words of Premier Legault. He is proud that Quebec has its own carbon pricing system. Quebeckers are proud of that. The

March 19th, 2024House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, there is so much shouting today that I can forgive the member opposite for not hearing earlier today the good news for Canadians, which is that thanks to the hard work of Canadians, and it has been a challenging time, inflation in February is back to the Bank of Cana

March 19th, 2024House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives love to talk Canada down. They traffic in fear and falsehood. On this side of the House, we believe in Canada and we believe in Canadians. That is why I am so glad to share some good news with the members of this House. The inflation number for Feb

March 19th, 2024House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, the member for Kings—Hants stands up for farmers, stands up for his constituents, stands up for the people of Nova Scotia and stands up for the people of Canada every single day. On this side of the House, we are incredibly proud to have him as our colleague. One th

March 19th, 2024House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, under the Access to Information Act, the travel expenses incurred will be published on Open Canada at https://search.open.canada.ca/travel/ within 30 days after the end of the month in which these expenses were reimbursed.

March 18th, 2024House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, the economic outlook presented in the 2023 fall economic statement, or FES, released on November 21, 2023, is based on the Department of Finance survey of private sector economists conducted in early September 2023. The average of private sector forecasts has been us

March 18th, 2024House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Finance  Mr. Speaker, our government understands how important it is to support Canadians and to do so in a way that is financially responsible. The fact that we have maintained our AAA credit rating is proof that that is what we are doing. That was reaffirmed last week. We have the lowe

March 18th, 2024House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, let us just remember that every single one of the Conservative MPs in the House today ran on a platform promising a price on pollution, and let us just remember that the B.C. caucus of that party includes MPs who, when they were in the provincial legislature, voted f

March 18th, 2024House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, as with the Conservative Quebec MPs, we are hearing a question that demonstrates either profound ignorance or profound disrespect of the system that the Province of B.C. put in place. B.C., in 2008, led by a centre-right provincial government, put in place a world-le

March 18th, 2024House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, did the MP from B.C. just accuse the Premier of B.C. of putting forward baloney policies for the people of B.C? Is the federal Conservative Party intending to step on the jurisdiction of the Province of B.C.? Is it intending to go against a system put in place in 200

March 18th, 2024House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal