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Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, first, I would like to tell my hon. friend on the other side, Jason Kenney was not wrong. We did nothing wrong. As a matter of fact, we started the process, and once we started the process it started evolving, and now it has evolved to the level where we are talkin

November 30th, 2017House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, I concur with the member. Also, I thank him for the nice words he said about me. He has been a member there as well, so I have a high level of respect for his views as well. Yes, there is no question the delays and everything in the immigration offices are fuelli

November 30th, 2017House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, being a consultant in this country is indeed a lucrative business. Do members know why? It is because there is a very weak regime for policing the consultants. I want to thank the committee for bringing forward a very important issue and its recommendations to the

November 30th, 2017House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, of course, we are Conservative and they are NDP. We definitely have differences on the economy. There is no question about that. However, let me say that I agree with him one-hundred per cent that it is an arrogant government, a government that feels it is entitled t

November 28th, 2017House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, the member is wrong. I do not know what he is talking about. He is talking from his talking points without telling us all he is reading. Let me say very clearly that the member's government is putting a huge burden on Canadians with this deficit. The Liberals said d

November 28th, 2017House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, talking about NAFTA and the policy of capitulation is the Liberals' talking point. The fact of the matter is that we were negotiating the TPP, which is larger than anything else, and they walked away from it. When they want to look for new markets, they will take the

November 28th, 2017House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for bringing up our record. The Liberals always take credit for everything we did. We laid the foundation for a good economic base in this country, as my colleague said, and the Liberals want to say they did everything. They have only been i

November 28th, 2017House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, let me start by saying that I have been in this Parliament for 20 years. During that period of time, members of Parliament were elected on this side of the House, on that side of the House, on every side of the House, and it keeps changing. I can assure the member th

November 28th, 2017House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Zimbabwe  Mr. Speaker, for Zimbabwe and Africa, the resignation of Robert Mugabe is excellent news. Having been born in Africa, I witnessed the winds of change blowing. At independence for the people of Zimbabwe, a new era of hope and prosperity was in the offing, but Mugabe's subsequent

November 22nd, 2017House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Madam Speaker, it is simple and straightforward. There is no benefit for Canada going into that bank. That bank is an arm of China to increase its influence in Asia, because that is where that money will go. It has nothing to do with the Canadian taxpayer. We get nothing out of i

November 7th, 2017House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Madam Speaker, it is straightforward and simple. They have been in government for only a year and a half. A government does not suddenly come to power and cause massive change in that short time. The foundation of these policies was laid by our Conservative government before the

November 7th, 2017House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Madam Speaker, no matter if it is an omnibus bill or anything else, we have an opportunity to talk about the issues we want to talk about. We can pick up the issues that we feel the government is wrong about and talk about them. It is not a very big hurdle if we are debating a qu

November 7th, 2017House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, this summer and fall, there was bad news for Canadians all over, from this government. We first had the spectacle of the government going out and talking about raising taxes for small businesses, the business community. The Liberals themselves have admitted that th

November 7th, 2017House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, and others, operated by departments, agencies, crown corporations, other government entities, including Ministerial accounts, since November 4, 2015, and broken down by account and by incident: (a) how many indivi

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to sanctions against Venezuela and President Nicolas Maduro, since November 4, 2015: (a) what is the complete list of current sanctions which Canada has in place against Venezuela; (b) when did each sanction referred to in (a) come in to effect; (c) what specific acti

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative