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Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, MS is important, as are all the other episodic disabilities. We have to make it a priority. On being flexible, well, how flexible? Is it two, three or six months? For me, it is about now and making a change to better the lives of everyone who is suffering from an epi

October 5th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, time is important for a lot of reasons. There are many people who do not have access to treatment. They cannot afford it. I will give an example from our circumstances, which I can relate to. When my wife needs a certain treatment, every time we have to go back to a

October 5th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities  moved: That the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities be instructed to provide recommendations for legislative and policy changes necessary to ensure that the needs of persons with episodic disabilities

October 5th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Education  Mr. Speaker, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Portage College in my riding of Fort McMurray—Cold Lake. Over the years, Portage College's contributions to the community have been immeasurable, building success by delivering an exceptional learning experience, from aboriginal c

October 2nd, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, yes we should be leaders. Being a leader is all about making changes. I did not understand the reality of people living with a disability and what they have to go through until I experienced it myself. Often, we hear stories about people suffering and not having acce

September 26th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, it is true. It is how we spend our dollars. If we were to spend the majority of the money on bureaucracy, we would not be helping anyone. We should use the resources we have in our various departments, and not create a new one, to make a difference for people sufferi

September 26th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, today I stand before you to support Bill C-81, an act to ensure a barrier-free Canada. The bill is an excellent step in the right direction in reducing barriers for people living with disabilities. Millions of Canadians are impacted by some form of disability. Ever

September 26th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition from my constituents. Canadians across the country feel that the Canadian summer jobs program attestation violates their fundamental freedoms. The petitioners request that the Liberal government respect the Charter of Rights, especially

June 20th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Veterans Affairs  Mr. Speaker, in Fort McMurray, we erected a monument to the 162 Canadians who died serving their country among the 40,000 other Canadians who served in the Afghan conflict from 2001 to 2014. Early in the morning on Monday, June 4, that monument was desecrated by vandals. These

June 8th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I can tell you which industries are doing great and flourishing. The Food Bank is up 340%, which is wonderful. We have overcrowded homeless shelters. We have families living in cars because they cannot afford their mortgages. That is our reality. Just because your re

June 7th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I apologize. I wanted to differentiate between two regions. If members want to take issue with it, they can send me an email. I would appreciate that. However, I am looking at businesses shutting their doors. We have businesses that base their business model on cert

June 7th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, why can green energy and carbon-related energy not go hand in hand? Eventually, one industry will overtake the other, but it is going to take time. Currently, there is a great demand for oil. We have abundant oil. It is a very important part of our economy. Let us in

June 7th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to debate Bill C-69. It is obvious that Bill C-69 would ensure that major private sector pipelines will never see the light of day. This Liberal Bill C-69 will forever be known as a black death to the oil and gas sector, killing jobs from coast to coas

June 7th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, when the Liberals took office there were four viable private sector pipelines. Now there are none. The private sector has left, taking over $100 billion in investments with it. The Liberals' mismanagement has driven it out, and now taxpayers have become the owners

June 1st, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to application processing and wait times at the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, from the date an application is received by the Department to the date it is processed, as of the most recently available statistics: (a) what is the average wait time for an in

May 4th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative