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International Trade  Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister will soon be meeting with officials in India to hopefully discuss trade, in between selfies and photo ops. Recent changes to India's import policies resulted in debilitating tariffs on Canadian pulse exports, putting critical trade agreements and

February 13th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Canada Elections Act  Mr. Speaker, just so people understand, there is a lottery system for private members' bills, and amazingly, the very first name that came up was the member for Papineau. The member is absolutely right, the member for Papineau did make a very good first impact, which had more to

February 2nd, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Canada Elections Act  Mr. Speaker, I certainly believe that is the case. There is a shell game going on. Liberals have tried to come up with a way of deflecting the discussion. They have some members who are very good at doing such a thing. They say they are just trying to make things better, this is

February 2nd, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Canada Elections Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to talk about Bill C-50, an act to amend the Canada Elections Act, specifically on the issue of political financing. Like the member opposite who just spoke, I have a great sense of pride when it comes to speaking about Canada

February 2nd, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to Service Canada’s national in-person service delivery network, for each Service Canada Centre: (a) how many full-time employees (FTEs) were there on December 1, 2016; (b) how many FTEs were there on December 1, 2017; and (c) which offices have changed their hours of

January 29th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to all expenditures on Management Consulting (Treasury Board Object Codes 048 and 0491) by Employment and Social Development Canada, since January 1, 2017: what are the details of all expenditures including (i) vendor, (ii) amount, (iii) date of expenditure, (iv) star

January 29th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Town of Penhold  Mr. Speaker, last Friday my family and I attended the inauguration of the chain of command for the Town of Penhold, where a magnificent ceremonial chain and pendants were presented to Mayor Michael Yargeau and his council by Her Honour Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell and benefa

January 29th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Ray Reckseidler Appreciation Night  Mr. Speaker, on Friday, December 9, my wife Judy and I were honoured to attend the Ray Reckseidler Appreciation Night in Delburne, as Ray's community showed its gratitude for his 31 years of service. Both my professional career as a teacher and my lifelong political journey wer

December 12th, 2017House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, our committee was tasked with studying the trade priorities of Canadians, but recommendations from certain stakeholders were not reflected in the final report. The Conservative members of the Standing Committee on International Trade would like to offer this suppleme

December 12th, 2017House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Salaries Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague was talking about how certain ministers are being paid who perhaps should not be paid. The concern might be that if the Liberals are trying to adjust that, they would have to deal with the Phoenix pay system. I wonder if perhaps you might be able to enli

December 7th, 2017House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, one of the things I heard the member say was that the Conservatives had been forced into making major changes, because they were found in contempt. I have a couple of points. Anyone who was here understood the procedure that had taken place. It was presented to all t

December 5th, 2017House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to give the minister an opportunity to clarify so he does not go on a list of other ministers who have said things that they then have had to retract. He mentioned that nothing had happened in 34 years. Because of the types of things that happened in pre

December 5th, 2017House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Recognition of Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation Act  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to speak to Bill S-236, an act to recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation. I applaud the member for Malpeque, whom I have known for a number of years, for making sure the bill could come to this House. Earlier this morning

December 4th, 2017House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to official gifts given by the government or individuals representing the government since November 5, 2015: (a) what are the details of all gifts given which were provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Gift Bank”, including (i) date, (ii) value, (iii) per

November 20th, 2017House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the Mandate letters of Ministers who were either sworn into Cabinet, or received new Cabinet positions on August 28, 2017: (a) why were their Mandate letters not posted on the Prime Minister’s website as of October 2, 2017; (b) when did each of the concerned Minist

November 20th, 2017House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative