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Poverty Reduction Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. It is important to recognize that we have built over 14,000 buildings for housing. That is extremely important. It is also important to note our many other investments. We cannot address poverty with just one strategy. All the o

November 30th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Poverty Reduction Act  Mr. Speaker, I agree that there is no question we are challenged with a changing demographic in the sense that there are more seniors today, and as we move forward there will be even more. My riding had the biggest increase in the number of seniors in the last five years in Nova

November 30th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Poverty Reduction Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague is exactly right. We have invested $5.6 billion. There is no question that I am seeing it in my riding with seniors and housing, but as I indicated, we are also answering to many vulnerable people. We are also speaking about veterans, seniors and people

November 30th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Poverty Reduction Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the people in my constituency of Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook for giving me the honour of speaking on Bill C-87, the poverty reduction act. This is an exciting time. Canada is a great nation and many people want to immigrate to this great country. W

November 30th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

La Francophonie  Mr. Speaker, tomorrow, on Saturday, December 1, the Franco-Ontarian resistance movement will be holding rallies across Ontario to protest the cuts that Doug Ford's Conservatives made to services in French. These cuts represent an unacceptable infringement on the rights and servic

November 30th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, as I said in my speech, we are focused on pay equity. In the legislation we are proposing a department for women and gender equity, which includes pay equity. This would allow us to move forward on that agenda. Right now we are working on that piece, but we need to c

November 26th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I hate to say it, but the facts are in front of us. The Conservative government, after 10 years in power, did not build one kilometre of pipeline. It focused 99% of the investment on the United States. It did not take advantage of the opportunities in the world to mo

November 26th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, the thing that seems to be missing on the Conservative side is its members do not really understand what spending and investing money is. For example, a company does not wait for a crisis to invest. It has a vision, it sets out a plan to achieve that vision and it in

November 26th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I am extremely pleased to speak to Bill C-86, a second act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures. I will be talking about the middle class, which is extremely important, and those working hard to jo

November 26th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, we are confident that the standards will be in place within one years, so things will get moving as soon as the bill passes. We expect regulations to be in place no later than two years. I think back to the discussions with the Conservatives in committee. They seem

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for her personal comments. I spoke with Mr. Murphy a month ago about this legislation and again yesterday. I wanted to get his feedback. He said that this was a major step forward to ensure we would support people with challenges. H

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, there is a difference between small initiatives and a bill. This bill now would cement the process. It would put in place standards. My colleague said that he was supporting the bill because it was a strong step forward. I appreciate his comments and I know the Conse

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, when everybody is consulted and everyone works together to ensure success, then the chance of success is much greater. The government will quickly build standards, those standards will set the bar and all involved will work toward that. As I said, people with disabi

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, as I said throughout my speech, we have committed $290 million over the next six years to achieve many of these objectives. Also, as we move forward, there will be more initiatives in the budget to support seniors and people with disabilities. I am confident we will

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to speak today to Bill C-81. Before I do so, I have to share with the House that my wife and I last Friday became grandparents for the third time since I was elected to the House of Commons. I know that my kids are working hard in Nova

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal