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Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, with greatest respect, there are so many problems with what my colleague talked about. He spoke about accountability for crimes and yet to have meaningful accountability for crimes, we have to be willing to name the crime and we have to actually have a process that a

September 18th, 2018House debate

Garnett GenuisConservative

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, it should be uncontroversial, but Christians are among the most persecuted faith community. Christians face violence and persecution on the basis of their religion in over 60% of countries, by some estimates, and yet we encounter in the House on a regular basis the b

September 18th, 2018House debate

Garnett GenuisConservative

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, it is good to have my colleague back. I sure missed him over the last three months, and I know I am going to miss him even more after 2019 when I will not be able to see him in this place again. All in good fun. I hope he will be campaigning in my riding as well.

September 18th, 2018House debate

Garnett GenuisConservative

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, it is great that my Liberal colleagues agree with the Conservative Party and that they support the work we did as a government. I agree that it would be ideal if we could move this bill forward. However, it was not good when the government decided to deny our leader'

September 18th, 2018House debate

Garnett GenuisConservative

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, the issue of the provisions the hon. member refers to is quite clear. If we have a free trade agreement, there needs to be a mechanism to ensure that measures are followed. That is why, for example, in the NAFTA negotiations, we are calling for the same thing from th

September 18th, 2018House debate

Garnett GenuisConservative

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his question. I spent four weeks in Quebec this summer to improve my French. I am glad to have francophone colleagues who can help me practice my French. I think it is important for all members to be able to present their arguments in both offi

September 18th, 2018House debate

Garnett GenuisConservative

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise in the House to debate Bill C-79, the comprehensive and progressive agreement for trans-Pacific partnership implementation act. I would like to thank the member for Abbotsford for the excellent work he did on this agreement during his tenure

September 18th, 2018House debate

Garnett GenuisConservative

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act  Mr. Speaker, one of the exciting things about this trade agreement is that it strengthens our relationship with a key partner in the Pacific, Japan. Japan has a great need for a secure supply of energy. It imports the vast majority of its energy resources, much of it coming from

September 18th, 2018House debate

Garnett GenuisConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, the second petition is with respect to my private member's bill, Bill C-350, as well as a similar bill in the Senate, Bill S-240. The petitioners call on the government and all parliamentarians to support the speedy passage of these bills. They would make it a crimi

September 18th, 2018House debate

Garnett GenuisConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am happy to be here. I will be presenting two petitions today. The first is about pipelines. People in my riding recognize the importance of pipelines and want the government to do more to develop pipelines in Canada.

September 18th, 2018House debate

Garnett GenuisConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, my second petition is about the Canada summer jobs program. While MPs are enjoying their summer, many not-for-profit organizations will be struggling as a result of their now inability to access funding on an equal basis as a result of the Liberals' summer jobs value

June 20th, 2018House debate

Garnett GenuisConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to present two petitions today. The first is in support of my private member's bill, Bill C-350, that deals with forced organ harvesting, as well as a similar bill in the Senate, Bill S-240. I note that the Senate was on the verge of passing

June 20th, 2018House debate

Garnett GenuisConservative

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, yesterday the foreign affairs minister finally acknowledged genocide of Yazidis at the hands of Daesh in Syria and Iraq. However, the government has yet to acknowledge genocide against Christian communities in the same areas, Assyrian, Chaldean and other Christians w

June 20th, 2018House debate

Garnett GenuisConservative

Employment  Mr. Speaker, with all due respect to my friend across the way, I think the refutation that I am about to give is probably unnecessary since it is obvious from what he said that he does not fundamentally understand the question. He said not to worry because the Liberals are spendi

June 19th, 2018House debate

Garnett GenuisConservative

Employment  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to have an opportunity tonight to address the attacks on religious liberty and freedom of conscience that we see from the current government. The Liberals have altered the Canada summer jobs program to require that any applicants check a box i

June 19th, 2018House debate

Garnett GenuisConservative