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National Defence  Mr. Speaker, the Liberals have a long history of attacking rural communities in Alberta. First they moved jobs from Vegreville and now they are taking aim at Cold Lake. Last week, we learned the Liberals are planning to move the aerospace engineering test establishment from Cold

December 10th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, talking about jobs, yesterday we learned the Liberals are planning to move the aerospace engineering test establishment from Cold Lake to Ottawa. This would severely impact the community of Cold Lake and our defence capability. Will the minister cancel any plans he

December 4th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Madam Speaker, there are things that are in the national interest, and we have to ensure we have consultation and ensure everyone is at the table when making a decision. However, when it comes to a national interest, like energy east, that means jobs for Canadians. Right now we a

December 3rd, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Madam Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories and indigenous peoples should be responsible for their own development. We do not need Ottawa there to determine whether a project goes ahead or not. As I said earlier, industry can jump through all the hoops, back and fo

December 3rd, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Madam Speaker, Bill C-88 would have a negative effect on Canadians in northern communities, who are already struggling to survive. When will enough be enough? Northerners are struggling to access basic resources like affordable groceries, water, high-speed Internet, safe roads an

December 3rd, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act  Mr. Speaker, it is really concerning. We talk about consultations, but when it comes to the oil and gas industry, we saw no consultation on the west coast tanker ban. There was some on the moratorium on offshore oil on the Beaufort Sea. It was less than an hour before it was anno

December 3rd, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Fort McMurray Housing Rebuild  Mr. Speaker, during the 2016 fires in Fort McMurray, over 80,000 people were forced to evacuate. Sadly, thousands lost their homes. I regret to report that many of these people are still without their homes. Many homeowners have been scammed by home builders who have taken depo

November 27th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank everyone who spoke today in support of private member's Motion No. 192, a motion to create equity for Canadians living with episodic disabilities. I am so blessed to have the support of such incredible colleagues in the House of Commons today.

November 2nd, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I also stand today to present a petition regarding Bill C-350 regarding the international harvesting of organs.

October 23rd, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

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