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Hindu Heritage Month  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-416, an act to designate the month of October as Hindu heritage month. Mr. Speaker, I would first like to thank my colleague from Barrie—Innisfil for seconding this bill. I rise today to introduce my private member's bill to designate the mon

October 4th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Filipino Heritage Month  Mr. Speaker, it is indeed my pleasure to rise and speak to this motion. I would like to thank the member for Scarborough Centre for bringing forward this motion, which all of us completely support. Before I start, I would like to pay tribute to my former colleague, Senator Tobia

October 1st, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I remember when my colleague on the other side was sitting over here. The Conservatives were in government. We were talking about the trade agenda. It was the Conservative government that was proposing the agenda very strongly. When the member was sitting over here

September 18th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, the member has raised some concerns. He can have a chat with the parliamentary secretary and the Liberals about whatever his concerns are, but here, right now, our party is willing to proceed very quickly, because we know that the TPP is good for Canada. That is wh

September 18th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I have said it before and I will say it again very clearly that the Conservatives support the TPP, period.

September 18th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  I agree, Madam Speaker, and sometimes I get carried away. Nevertheless, let us get this moving forward fast, because this is good for Canada.

September 18th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise and speak on the subject of trade again. In the 21 years I have been in Parliament I have spoken on numerous occasions on our country's trade agenda. It is critically important, we all know. We are a small population with large natural reso

September 18th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Latin American Heritage Month Act  Mr. Speaker, I am sure that somewhere down the line, there will be a few members from that part of the world in the Liberal caucus that will feel compelled to talk. It shows quite clearly that they really need some outreach programs, but we will do it, so do not worry about it. I

June 13th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Latin American Heritage Month Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague said that he was the 19th speaker. I will be the 21st speaker. The 20th spot is in between and we thought the Liberals would fill it, since they have not gotten up to say a word about the bill. They have a chance, spot 20, to get up and speak and say som

June 13th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to privacy breaches, since September 19, 2016, broken down by department, agency, Crown corporation, or other government entity: (a) how many privacy breaches have occurred; and (b) for each privacy breach, (i) was it reported to the Privacy Commissioner, (ii) how man

June 8th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, we are saying that a carbon tax is a heavy burden on Canadian taxpayers. That is why Conservatives are opposed to a carbon tax. We are not saying we need a national policy. We have already opposed that. What I said in my speech today is that there are alternatives

May 8th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I will gladly answer the question. The member probably did not listen to what I was saying. I am talking about reusing the nuclear waste that already exists and is going to go into the ground for 1,000 years. We are talking about reusing that. We are not talking ab

May 8th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I have already said that new technology and investment are available. To answer his question, the funding would not be based on taxpayers. It is already mandated in the federal Nuclear Fuel Waste Act. It is already there. We are not putting anything new out there

May 8th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, it is again a pleasure to rise and speak to this subject, which is now being spoken about all over the provinces due to the government's carbon tax. Before I begin, I will say that I will be sharing my time with the member for Prince Albert. Throughout the day, m

May 8th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Madam Speaker, the Liberals have reckless policies that are not looking out for our future. l look at what they are doing to the deficit with this budget. That is spending recklessly, writing cheques without thinking. I look at what the Liberals are going to leave for the future

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative