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Hospice Vaughan  Mr. Speaker, on April 27, Hospice Vaughan and all residents of the city of Vaughan will celebrate the ground-breaking of an exceptional centre of excellence, a place where people coping with a life-limiting illness will find support in a time of need, as will their families and f

April 25th, 2018House debate

Francesco SorbaraLiberal

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to debate Bill C-330, an act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, also referred to as “landlord consent”. I would like to thank the member for Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo for giving us the opportunity to debate this issue.

April 18th, 2018House debate

Francesco SorbaraLiberal

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Madam Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague from Alberta. He and I have worked considerably on the cause of autism in raising awareness of it in my riding. To directly answer his comments, the first thing we had to do was rebuild confidence in the institutions, something the Conse

April 16th, 2018House debate

Francesco SorbaraLiberal

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Madam Speaker, what we need to do is first remove the bottlenecks in the system, which is impacting the price. That is causing the discount. Second, any person concerned for the environment would know we want to take oil from rail to pipe because pipe is safer than rail for the

April 16th, 2018House debate

Francesco SorbaraLiberal

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Madam Speaker, I welcome the opportunity to participate in this emergency debate. I will be splitting my time this evening with my friend and colleague, the member for Surrey—Newton. The Trans Mountain expansion pipeline represents a crucial test of this country's ability to get

April 16th, 2018House debate

Francesco SorbaraLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, we are undertaking the necessary investments to grow our economy today and for tomorrow. We are undertaking the necessary investments to invest in families through the Canada child benefit and in businesses much like the five super clusters. One of the super clusters

April 16th, 2018House debate

Francesco SorbaraLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, it is great to see my colleague and friend from Kingston and the Islands this morning and his passion. His comments are exactly correct. The CWB will encourage and pull more people into the labour force. We need people entering the labour force. We have a demographic

April 16th, 2018House debate

Francesco SorbaraLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, the measures contained in Bill C-74 are real. They impact people in my community and communities across this country, whether it is the indexation of the CCB, implementing the Canada workers benefit, whether it is putting a price on carbon. I could go on and on. Whet

April 16th, 2018House debate

Francesco SorbaraLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time today with my hon. colleague from the riding of West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country. It gives me great pleasure to speak to Bill C-74, the budget implementation act, 2018, No.1, which is intended to strengthen the middle clas

April 16th, 2018House debate

Francesco SorbaraLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I was remiss when I heard some of the comments by the hon. colleague from Alberta about how this is a budget for certain groups; this is a budget for all Canadians coast to coast to coast. This is a budget that indexes the Canada child benefit two years in advance.

March 20th, 2018House debate

Francesco SorbaraLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I would like to ask the hon. member about the Canada workers' benefit, introduced in budget 2018, and how it will help alleviate poverty from coast to coast to coast and help literally millions of Canadians, including potentially thousands of Canadians in his ridin

March 20th, 2018House debate

Francesco SorbaraLiberal

The Breadwinner  Mr. Speaker, I rise today as chair of the Canada-Afganistan Parliamentary Friendship Group and as the member of Parliament for Vaughan—Woodbridge, a riding with a proud and entrepreneurial Afghan Canadian diaspora, to recognize The Breadwinner, a Canadian co-produced and Oscar-no

February 27th, 2018House debate

Francesco SorbaraLiberal

Fisheries Act  Mr. Speaker, as someone who grew up on the north coast of B.C. and as a teenager worked at a cannery fileting fish and salmon, I know how important the fishery industry is to Canadians from coast to coast to coast. How will this legislation fulfill what was a campaign commitment,

February 13th, 2018House debate

Francesco SorbaraLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, when our government was elected, the pillar for one of our platform policies was tax fairness. We have been looking at the entire tax system to eliminate those measures that are inefficient, regressive, and do not benefit the majority of Canadians. Whether it is ge

February 8th, 2018House debate

Francesco SorbaraLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member from British Columbia for his question. This is why our government is taking strict measures to fight tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance. They are funded through an investment of over $1 billion in the 2016 and 2017 budgets. We are t

February 8th, 2018House debate

Francesco SorbaraLiberal