Business of Supply Madam Speaker, we have doubled our investment to $200 million. We can look at the things we have done and the investments we have made to date, This is not a problem that happened overnight. When we look at the past, it did not happen overnight. There has to be a plan to move for
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, when I started my intervention, I did not start by talking about housing. I started by talking about poverty, because poverty is at the core of all this. When we talk about poverty, we include mental health, because that is an issue. We see mental health issues in
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, when it comes right down to it, we have partners. We need to be able to work with our partners, and our partners have to be ready and willing to move forward.
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, before I begin, I will inform you that I will be splitting my time with the member for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles. It is my pleasure to rise today to take part in the opposition day debate on housing. It is not often that an opposition party gives the government a cha
Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of presenting petition e-1557. This petition is for the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. The petitioners state that over 500 million plastic straws are used every day, but most plastic straws are not recycled, nor can they be; that plas
September 24th, 2018House debate
Impact Assessment Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for coming to my riding. It is too bad he did not invite me over. We could have had a good conversation. I feel the need to mention that we are here talking about the navigable waters act, for instance, not other issues that the membe
Impact Assessment Act Mr. Speaker, when I look at this situation, I ask myself, “How did we get to where we are?” It did not happen overnight. It is a cumulative effect that has gone on for generations and generations. The connected waters are no longer connected, so where is our starting point? We h
Impact Assessment Act Mr. Speaker, my colleague from Surrey—Newton is right. The time that I spent has been educational for me. I grew up in Montreal. I am a city boy. Worms and fish and hooks are not my thing, but I had to learn a lot about fish. I had to learn about the community that I live in, a
Impact Assessment Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my parliamentary colleagues for their careful review and analysis of our navigation protection legislation. Many Canadians told us they were unhappy that the previous government's changes were made without an opportunit
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I am thankful for the opportunity to speak to the motion brought forward by the member for Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou. I would like to begin by acknowledging that we are on the traditional territory of the Algonquin people. In 2016, Canada announced its f
June 4th, 2018House debate
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, the Government of Canada believes indigenous people have the right to participate in decision-making in matters that affect their rights and that indigenous governments' laws and jurisdictions must be respected. That is why, as part of the Government of Canada's co
June 4th, 2018House debate
Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1 Madam Speaker, the Canada child benefit has been proven to give more benefits to families with children. That is real action. That is what parents and families need to have to be able to get along today in this country.
Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1 Madam Speaker, to answer this question, we have to look at the challenge. What we found in HUMA, for instance, was that a lot of vulnerable populations were not even aware of some of the programs that were available to them. Part of this budget will be used to educate the indigen
Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1 Madam Speaker, what my colleague on the other side fails to recognize is the effect of the Canada child benefit. It far outweighs the program you are referring to.
Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1 Madam Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise in this House today to discuss Bill C-74, Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1. It is no secret that with our 2018 budget, our government has committed to putting people first and ensuring equal opportunity and fairness for