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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

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague spoke about the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and about being able to build infrastructure in Asia using Canadian funds. When we look at having an opportunity to use Canadian investment dollars to build infrastructure here, unfortunately we

November 7th, 2017House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Transportation Modernization Act  Madam Speaker, part of what the hon. member said was that regulations needed to be streamlined. That is fine, but we need to ensure the basis of the legislation is sound and that any regulations that come into are useful. That is key. Both the member and I sit at the trade commi

October 31st, 2017House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Transportation Modernization Act  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to take part today in the debate for Bill C-49, the transportation modernization act. This Liberal omnibus bill would substantially amend 13 different acts and have a profound effect on three major modes of transportation: rail, air, and water. These

October 31st, 2017House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Agri-Trade Equipment Expo  Mr. Speaker, this November, my riding of Red Deer—Mountain View will once again host one of Canada's biggest agricultural trade shows. The Agri-Trade Equipment Expo is a joint venture between the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce and Westerner Park. From November 8 to 1

October 26th, 2017House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, there is very little comfort in hearing some of the stories we have continually heard from the members opposite. Of course, about the only thing they have done is to say they realize they have made so many mistakes that the one thing they will do is go back to the Co

October 16th, 2017House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, two weeks ago, I asked the finance minister about his misguided plans designed to unfairly target Canadian family farms. While Conservatives welcome the Liberals' decision to follow the work of the previous Conservative government, as it announced today that it will

October 16th, 2017House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Contribution of Farmers and Ranchers  Madam Speaker, I look forward to hearing the closing remarks by the member for Bow River as he brings together the discussions we have heard here this morning. There were great comments from each of the members we heard. Part of the motion speaks to our part of history, as far a

October 16th, 2017House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative