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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

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the revocation of citizenship by the government, since December, 2016, and broken down by month: (a) how many individuals have had their citizenship revoked and in each instance what was the (i) origin of citizenship of the individual, (ii) age of the individual, (

May 4th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

King's Kids Promotions  Mr. Speaker, I had the honour to participate in a fundraising event for King's Kids Promotions in Fort McMurray. King's Kids Promotions is a ministry committed to sharing hope and love to the world through theatrical and musical presentations, as well as practical service proje

March 20th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Impact Assessment Act  Madam Speaker, today I will be speaking to Bill C-69, an act to enact the impact assessment act and the Canadian energy regulator act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other acts. The natural resource sector has brought tremendous w

February 27th, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Alberta Rural Crime Task Force  Mr. Speaker, rural crime in Alberta is on the rise, and our Alberta Conservative caucus initiated the Alberta rural crime task force. My colleagues and I held many meetings, round tables, and public forums to hear community concerns. Many constituents expressed gratitude to the

February 1st, 2018House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Report Stage  Mr. Speaker, my colleague's speech was very informative. The issue I have right now is that we are potentially allowing 12 year olds to possess five grams. If we transfer the same rules for the marijuana bill to alcohol, we would be saying it is okay for children as young as 12 t

November 21st, 2017House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Salvation Army  Mr. Speaker, in Fort McMurray, the high cost of living means that big government, one-size-fits-all programs often fail. Earlier this month, the member for Elgin—Middlesex—London came to my riding to discuss housing, child care, and the unique challenges of providing solutions th

October 30th, 2017House debate

David YurdigaConservative

Taxation  Madam Speaker, my office has been flooded with calls from small business owners regarding the Liberals' small business tax hike. Times are difficult in Fort McMurray—Cold Lake, and businesses cannot afford a new massive Liberal tax on investment. Everyone I have spoken to agrees

September 29th, 2017House debate

David YurdigaConservative