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Multilateral Instrument in Respect of Tax Conventions Act  Mr. Speaker, first of all, I would like to set the record straight. I think it is extremely important. On this side of the benches, we do not need permission to speak for the party. We are not chosen because it is time for us to speak. We request the right to speak on any bill,

October 15th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Multilateral Instrument in Respect of Tax Conventions Act  Mr. Speaker, there is always lots of energy behind my colleague's questions, and I appreciate that very much. He must keep in mind that since the Liberals took power, we have invested $1 billion in the CRA to put systems in place to better track and identify the loopholes and the

October 15th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Multilateral Instrument in Respect of Tax Conventions Act  Mr. Speaker, I do not know if my colleague should share the bad news with the company or if he wants the CRA to do so, but if it is not paying its taxes, Bill C-82 would force it to pay them. The member may deliver the bad news if he wants to, or I will, but the company will pay.

October 15th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Multilateral Instrument in Respect of Tax Conventions Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to be back in the House this morning after our constituency week. Constituency weeks give us a chance to spend time with people in our communities, which is incredibly important work. It is a pleasure for me to speak to Bill C-82 this morning. It is de

October 15th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, in official language minority communities, the media plays an extremely important role by broadcasting local news and promoting cultural identity. That is why the minister made a major announcement today regarding minority language media. I would ask the Minister of

October 4th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, it is always interesting to have an opportunity to listen to the member. She always has lots of energy behind her speech. I appreciate that. It is very evident she has done her research. I would like to bring her back to 2015. Her party was not in support of CETA. I

October 3rd, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Seniors  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the Prime Minister for appointing a dedicated minister for seniors. We know that the senior population continues to grow every year. In my riding of Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook, that population grew by 33% between 2011 and 2016. Last week I met Bil

September 20th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, students in my riding of Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook and across the country have been back in school for a few weeks now. Parents proudly chose to have their children educated in French, either through the immersion program or through the provincial Acadian school

September 18th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate my colleague on his speech on this second day of our return to Parliament. His support for this very important deal is clear. We are looking at GDP increasing by $4.2 billion in the first year. We are talking about Canadians having acce

September 18th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech. He is always very enthusiastic, and I appreciate that. I want to welcome him back. This is so important. I do want to point out that just three countries have ratified the agreement so far. Six countries must do so before the agr

September 18th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, as we settle back into our roles here in the House, I thank my colleague for his pointed and passionate speech, which is reminiscent of the speeches he made over the past three years. I would like my colleague to expand on the CPTTP. Canada is getting $4.8 billion i

September 18th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I stand in the House on behalf of the thousands of citizens who have signed a petition, calling on the Canadian government to fully back Motion No. 105. Motion No. 105, which was unanimously passed in the House on April 5, 2017, called on the government to increase

June 19th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, I have listened to the conversations and the presentations. However, when I listen to the Conservatives, I wonder how they lost the last election. When they describe all the things they did and how perfect it was, I do not understand how Canadians did not choose them

June 18th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Madam Speaker, there were some interesting points in my colleague's speech, but he seemed to be skating all over the place. I am trying to follow exactly where he is going, so let me see if I analyzed this correctly. He said we robbed Peter to pay Paul. I guess what he meant was

June 12th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal

Department of Public Works and Government Services Act  Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague and seatmate for his focus on benefits to support his community. That is the type of leadership that we look for, to identify projects that will not only benefit our local community, riding, or province, but the country. The bill does e

June 12th, 2018House debate

Darrell SamsonLiberal