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Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, we share my colleague's concern with respect to steelhead salmon. I have had the opportunity on a number of occasions to discuss that with the Government of British Columbia. We are working on a comprehensive approach that includes a reliance on science, traditional

December 7th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to protecting all species at risk, including Pacific salmon. We have worked with Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Province of British Columbia to implement something that I know is very important to my colleagues from Britis

December 7th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, last week, Canada reached a historic agreement in principle with our international partners to prevent unregulated commercial fishing in the high seas of the central Arctic Ocean. This is the first time an international agreement of this magnitude has been reached be

December 7th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for her generous comments a minute ago. I am glad she visited the Tobique—Mactaquac part of my home province of New Brunswick. The constituency is very fortunate to have an outstanding member of Parliament who himself was a small busine

December 7th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. I hope that my colleagues will find it a bit odd to see a member of the Conservative Party talking about the importance of transparency. That is rather new to us. However, I must say that while my colleague thinks that peop

December 7th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, I am the captain today. You yourself have served as minister of fisheries and oceans, so you will know all about the Canadian Coast Guard, the captains, and the work they do. Mr. Speaker, I think you will agree that the entrepreneurs my colleague referred to are fu

December 7th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, we share the member's view on the importance of small and medium-sized businesses to the Canadian economy. That is why we are fulfilling an important commitment we made to Canadians by lowering small business taxes from 11% in 2015 to 9% by 2019. With respect to th

December 7th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, we obviously share his concern about fish and fish habitat. The member is absolutely right. The Cowichan River is a critical piece of fish habitat in the country. Our government is committed to doing more to protect and preserve fish habitat. In fact, we committed i

December 6th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, one thing we can tell the Leader of the Opposition is that not many small business owners I have met believe that phony 73% figure he keeps throwing around in the House of Commons. One thing Canadians know is that our government is committed to supporting small busi

December 6th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, I do not wish to correct my hon. colleague, but what we announced during the summer was that we would consult Canadians. We heard, we listened, and we met with owners of small and medium-sized businesses across Canada. We listened to them and we cut their taxes, and

December 6th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague mentioned Canadian workers. They are a big concern for our government. I am pleased to announce some very good news, since I know that people could use some. The economy has created nearly 600,000 jobs over the past two years, most of which are ful

December 6th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, as the Leader of the Opposition knows, one of the important things small business owners across the country know is that our government has lowered the small business tax, which will benefit thousands and thousands of corporations and create, we believe, hundreds of

December 6th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Fisheries and Oceans  Mr. Speaker, as I have said a number of times in the House, and I have shared with my colleagues on this side of the House of Commons from British Columbia, and in numerous discussions with the provincial government, we understand the concern that people have, British Columbians

December 5th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, one thing my hon. colleague may like to tell the constituents she referred to who operate the small business is that they will in fact be paying lower small business taxes, thanks to the changes our government made. Another thing my colleague, the Minister of Financ

December 5th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, on the contrary, I hope my colleague will remind these small business owners that, if there is one thing they can count on, that is paying less taxes next year, in keeping with the commitment we made to small and medium-sized businesses during the last election. It i

December 5th, 2017House debate

Dominic LeBlancLiberal