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Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to concerns that individuals who have received a northern living allowance are reassessed by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) at a higher rate compared to the general population: (a) for the last year where statistics are available, what percentage of taxpayers were re

June 20th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to expenditures on conference fees since January 1, 2016, and broken down by department, agency, Crown corporation and other government entity: (a) what is the total amount spent on conference fees; and (b) what are the details of each expenditure, including (i) amoun

June 20th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to expenditures on the rental of aircraft since January 1, 2016, and broken down by department, agency, Crown corporation and other government entity: (a) what is the total amount spent on the rental of aircraft; and (b) what are the details of each expenditure, inclu

June 20th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Privilege  Mr. Speaker, this is an issue that many people are seized with. There has been commentary in this place about how officials at Elections Canada had gone as far as starting to make changes based on the assumption that other legislation in this place was going to pass. As the memb

June 19th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition regarding the Canada summer jobs program. It is signed by constituents from my riding and surrounding areas. The petitioners believe that the current Liberal government's proposed attestation, requiring Canada summer jobs program a

June 19th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it was interesting that the hon. member did talk about the $10 carbon tax that is coming now as it goes up to $50. Of course, the PBO's April 2018 economic outlook talked about that. It also talked about the cost as far as agriculture was concerned. With the informa

June 14th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Latin American Heritage Month Act  Mr. Speaker, today I am proud to support Bill S-218, an act respecting Latin American heritage month. My colleague from Cypress Hills—Grasslands spoke so eloquently about Senator Enverga. I, too, will speak to some of great things that he meant to this place and to his communit

June 13th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, there was a piece of information in the PBO's April 2018 economic and fiscal outlook. It was looking at the impact of the carbon pricing levy as it rises to $50 per tonne in 2022, and the projection is that the real GDP would be about 0.5% lower in 2022 compared wi

June 12th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I listened with great interest to my colleague's discussion, especially on clean tech. One of the issues is that there has been a great push to eliminate coal as an energy source. We have some of the cleanest coal operations in the world, and we have the technology t

June 12th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, there are a lot of things that can happen, especially being involved in agriculture. I remember a time when we got six inches of rain in about an hour. That changed a lot of waterways. Those are the sorts of things that happen. It is ongoing. These issues that occur

June 11th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for her comment, her discussion about the FCM, and some of the statements that were presented by individuals at the time. Sometimes people get it wrong. I used to listen to David Suzuki as well, but I do not anymore. Sometimes we have to find out

June 11th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to speak tonight to Bill C-68, an act to amend the Fisheries Act and other acts in consequence, and there are some consequences. In the 2015 election campaign, the Liberals promised to strengthen the role of parliamentary committees. The Prime Minis

June 11th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Fisheries Act  Madam Speaker, that was an extraordinarily adequate speech. I appreciate that. When there was consultation, one thing we heard so much about was assistance for municipalities, because the legislation that was in place was causing so much difficulty for them. They were the people

June 11th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, earlier in his address, the member mentioned that this gave the Minister of Environment an opportunity to tell proponents quickly whether or not the projects could go ahead. Therefore, it is very similar to the process the government had with northern gateway, where

June 5th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative

Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce  Mr. Speaker, last weekend in Grande Prairie, the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce was honoured as the Alberta Chambers of Commerce 2017 Large Chamber of the Year. The Red Deer & District Chamber and its members all work tirelessly to help build a vibrant community

May 30th, 2018House debate

Earl DreeshenConservative