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Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of the many workers at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories who were told three years ago this September that they would be kicked out of the public service pension plan. They are calling on the government to make the legislative changes necessary in

June 20th, 2018House debate

Daniel BlaikieNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I also rise on behalf of civilian members of the RCMP who had been told at one point that they would be transitioned into the public service and, of course, were concerned about the Phoenix pay system. They were then told that it would be postponed until Phoenix was

June 20th, 2018House debate

Daniel BlaikieNDP

Main Estimates, 2018-19  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Edmonton West for his work on this file and for being a kind of fellow soldier in this kind of strange journey we have been on in this new territory of budget implementation votes. One of the things we heard consistently from the government wa

June 14th, 2018House debate

Daniel BlaikieNDP

Main Estimates, 2018-19  Mr. Speaker, I want to return to one of the general themes of tonight's debate, which has to do with the budget implementation vote and what that means for parliamentary accountability for government with respect to its spending. I offered up a hyperbolic example earlier today,

June 14th, 2018House debate

Daniel BlaikieNDP

Main Estimates, 2018-19  Mr. Speaker, the member suggested that we should have somewhere between 220 and 240 hours at committee with ministers to examine the estimates, and I wholeheartedly agree with that suggestion.

June 14th, 2018House debate

Daniel BlaikieNDP

Main Estimates, 2018-19  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. This initiative is driven by a deep sense of arrogance. It will not work. An initiative like this only works if we believe that opposition members do not have the right to question a majority government. It only works if we thi

June 14th, 2018House debate

Daniel BlaikieNDP

Main Estimates, 2018-19  Mr. Speaker, I would say they spoke like true mandarins. One of the jobs of parliamentarians is to hold the government to account and it does not come as a surprise to me, and I say this without any disrespect to their careers or talent, that people who came up through government

June 14th, 2018House debate

Daniel BlaikieNDP

Main Estimates, 2018-19  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for raising the issue of departmental plans. This spending was not appearing in departmental plans. It undermined the study of the estimates process and was not in keeping with the procedure and practice of this place. I felt this was so serious

June 14th, 2018House debate

Daniel BlaikieNDP

Main Estimates, 2018-19  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for having put some of the remarks of Kevin Page from a recent Hill Times article on the record. I think he has a lot of credibility. He was cited as an authority by the President of the Treasury Board, and I think his remarks with respect t

June 14th, 2018House debate

Daniel BlaikieNDP

Main Estimates, 2018-19  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to finally rise to address the issue of these main estimates. This debate on the main estimates is very different than we have in the past because there is a new mechanism for how the government is seeking to appropriate all of the money that it says

June 14th, 2018House debate

Daniel BlaikieNDP

Main Estimates, 2018-19  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech. When it comes to managing public funds, Canadians must be able to trust the members of the government, but we also need to have processes in place that are so transparent that Canadians and parliamentarians are left with no doub

June 14th, 2018House debate

Daniel BlaikieNDP

Main Estimates, 2018-19  Mr. Speaker, one of the important aspects of accountability is the challenge function. That is true for Parliament. Part of our job in opposition is to challenge the government on its planned spending. One of the problems with Treasury Board vote 40 is that when departmental of

June 14th, 2018House debate

Daniel BlaikieNDP

Points of Order  Mr. Speaker, I am rising to address the point of order that was raised earlier today by the member for Edmonton West. I understand that there have been a few interventions on this point so far today, so I am happy to make a contribution to that debate on the part of the NDP. Ear

June 14th, 2018House debate

Daniel BlaikieNDP

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, many people in Elmwood—Transcona are frustrated by their treatment at the hands of the Canada Revenue Agency. My office regularly hears from people who, when trying, in good faith, to get the information they need to file and pay their taxes, have not been able to ge

June 14th, 2018House debate

Daniel BlaikieNDP

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, last fall, the Liberals promised to establish visa-free access to Canada for Ukrainians, but yesterday, visiting MPs from Ukraine confirmed that those talks have stalled out. In light of the situation with Russia, it has become more important than ever to strengthen

June 13th, 2018House debate

Daniel BlaikieNDP