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Veterans Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I know the parliamentary secretary cares. I know she has family members who serve, so I would ask her to put down the talking notes, stop talking about hypothetical veterans, and make this pledge to the House. There are real veterans that the Prime Minister is forcin

February 15th, 2018House debate

Erin O'TooleConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Jonquière for her question. When I was minister of Veterans Affairs, I announced new benefits at the Valcartier military base because there are lots of veterans in Quebec. We should be very proud of the men and women from Quebec who serve, an

February 15th, 2018House debate

Erin O'TooleConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I joined the Canadian Armed Forces and learned leadership skills in the hon. member's riding at the Royal Military College. I am proud to say on flag day that our flag was based on the RMC flag. The member knows that, but he certainly does not know what happened in t

February 15th, 2018House debate

Erin O'TooleConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I know that the member for London—Fanshawe knows the file well. The historic Royal Canadian Regiment and its museum are in London, and I hear from my friends that she has a lot of interactions with veterans. The member is absolutely right. This is about leadership

February 15th, 2018House debate

Erin O'TooleConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, this is an important debate brought by my colleague today, because it highlights one of our most important duties as parliamentarians. As I have said in debates in this place, before Canada sends our men and women into harm's way, whether it is fighting ISIS or in ot

February 15th, 2018House debate

Erin O'TooleConservative

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister of Canada has been silent on the Iranian protest, which Amnesty International yesterday confirmed has led to thousands being imprisoned. He has been silent on drones and missiles financed by Iran facing our ally Israel. He has been silent even on t

February 14th, 2018House debate

Erin O'TooleConservative

Fisheries Act  Madam Speaker, I want to thank my friend, the MP for Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa. There is perhaps nobody in this House who has his track record personally and in knowledge of conservation. I have learned a lot from the member. He referenced the recreational fisheries community

February 13th, 2018House debate

Erin O'TooleConservative

Fisheries Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the minister, particularly for his evoking the memory of Roméo LeBlanc. I am proud to have his signature on my commission as an officer in the Canadian Forces in my office, and he is welcome to come see it. I had the privilege of serving on so

February 13th, 2018House debate

Erin O'TooleConservative

Veterans Affairs  Mr. Speaker, since we are not getting any answers, my question will now be for the Minister of National Defence, the parliamentary secretary for U.S. relations or the parliamentary secretary for transport. These veterans stood behind the Prime Minister when he promised two thin

February 7th, 2018House debate

Erin O'TooleConservative

Veterans Affairs  Mr. Speaker, in his first few months in office, the Prime Minister spent $4.3 billion on projects outside of Canada. He spent $10 million on Omar Khadr. He spent millions of dollars moving his staff to Ottawa, promoting his tweets, building an ice rink, and even cardboard cut-out

February 6th, 2018House debate

Erin O'TooleConservative

2018 Winter Olympics  Mr. Speaker, we are three days away from the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, and Canada is getting excited. In the Durham region, we are very proud of our athletes who will be wearing the colours of Canada. In hockey, Chris Kelly from Bowmanville, a fat

February 6th, 2018House debate

Erin O'TooleConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Kingston and the Islands for that great question, because he set it up with the premise that the Prime Minister would say, “You, you, you, let's go.” He did not pick the member. He picked the veterans minister to go. How did th

February 6th, 2018House debate

Erin O'TooleConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my friend from Fredericton for his remarks, which are a continued diversion from responsibility that the Liberals are playing for the Prime Minister. I would invite him to read the document from the Conflict of Interest Commissioner with her

February 6th, 2018House debate

Erin O'TooleConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I am proud to say I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Beauport—Limoilou. We are having a debate today because of truly unparalleled circumstances in our parliamentary democracy. Within two years of forming government, the Liberal government, led by

February 6th, 2018House debate

Erin O'TooleConservative

Veterans Affairs  Mr. Speaker, many members of the House talk about the sacred obligation we have to veterans, and I think we would all agree that we have that. Those words were first used by Sir Robert Borden before the fight at Vimy. Our biggest obligation to our veterans is to be truthful wit

February 5th, 2018House debate

Erin O'TooleConservative