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Questions Passed as Order for Returns  With regard to government expenditures on sporting event tickets since December 1, 2017: what was the (i) date, (ii) location, (iii) ticket cost, (iv) title of persons using the tickets, (v) name or title of event for tickets purchased by, or billed to, any department, agency, Cr

December 10th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Privilege  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member for Portage—Lisgar is rising, so I will give the floor to her.

December 4th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, that is an excellent question from my colleague, who happens to also be an Alberta member of Parliament. That is a great question. It is simple and straightforward. EI is a temporary solution. EI is not and has never been a permanent solution. We want permanent solu

November 26th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I always enjoy hearing the member talk. He should look in the mirror and think about what he is talking about. I do not know what planet he is living on. Is he living in Alberta? He says he represents Winnipeg. Does he know that all three prairie governments do not s

November 26th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, before I start my discussion on the fall economic update, I would like to acknowledge that today is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on Mumbai, where two Canadians lost their lives. During a state visit with the former governor general, the Right Hon. D

November 26th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Canadian Multiculturalism Act  Mr. Speaker, this bill aims to withdraw Quebec from the Canadian Multiculturalism Act. To be absolutely clear, I have nothing in agreement with the Bloc Québécois. I do not agree with its philosophy. I do not agree with whatever it says because that party wants to take Quebec ou

November 6th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, what is he talking about? The Conservative government brought down $40 billion of deficit and had a balanced budget when it left office, not $60 billion of deficit he is talking about. It was the Conservative government. I remember the member sitting over there spou

November 1st, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, my colleague raises a good point. We were there only a week ago. The oil industry and even the NDP Government of Alberta have said that Bill C-69 is a disaster for the country. We are talking about the NDP government, so does that not tell the current government that

November 1st, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, this is a new member who came to the House three years ago, and he is trying to talk about our record 10 years ago. I do not know where he was in 2008 when the whole world went into a recession. We do not live on a separate island. It was because of our economic mana

November 1st, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise to speak on the budget implementation act. This morning my friend John reminded me that there were dark clouds in the Liberals' sunshine environment, as Liberals said during election time. However, there is one issue that really bothers me

November 1st, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

Diwali  Mr. Speaker, I will be hosting the 18th national Diwali celebration on Parliament Hill tomorrow evening at the Sir John A. Macdonald Hall. The success of this annual event is due to the full participation and support of temples, organizations and community members from across C

October 29th, 2018House debate

Deepak ObhraiConservative

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