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House of Commons Staff  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Parliament Hill. It is more than just brick and mortar, wood and nails. I rise in recognition of the admirable work and the services that the House of Commons staff provide to parliamentarians and to Canadians. To the researchers, cook

June 21st, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Finance  Mr. Speaker, the credit union system is an important part of the Canadian economy and contributes to competition in financial services. Credit unions are key suppliers of financing for small and medium-sized businesses, and also for Canadians from coast to coast to coast. We have

June 19th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, it is always a pleasure to rise in the House and talk about the good work our government is doing. The first thing we did when we took office was lower taxes for middle-class Canadians, while raising them for the wealthiest 1%. We also put in place the Canada child b

June 19th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, it is always a pleasure to rise in this House and to speak about the good work that our government has been doing. Our government's first action that we took when we formed government was to increase taxes on the wealthiest 1% so that we could lower them for middle-

June 15th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, we know that we have an economy that works for the middle class. We have an economy that works for Canada as a whole. Our government has cut taxes for nine million middle-class Canadians. We have introduced a Canada child benefit program that has lifted hundreds of

June 15th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Main Estimates, 2017-18  Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleague for giving us a good overview and background on our senators. As the member for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe and as a member representing the province of New Brunswick, I was extremely pleased this year that w

June 14th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, in budget 2017, I was very pleased to see the global skills strategy introduced. Once again, as my colleague indicated, we need to ensure we recruit the best and the brightest talent in Canada. We have fast-growing industries, and they do not need more obstacles. The

June 12th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the first thing our government did when we took office was lower taxes for middle-class Canadians and increased them for the richest 1%. The other thing we did to help Canadian families was introduce the Canada child benefit program, which has lifted hundreds of thou

June 12th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I will advise the House that I will be splitting my time with the member for Central Nova. It is a pleasure to rise in the House today to speak to how the Government of Canada is building a strong middle class and a strong economy for Canadians. Before I talk about

June 12th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for the hard work that he does in his riding. Once again, there is no more important relationship than the one with aboriginal communities. We will continue to make the historic investments that are needed. We recognize that every Canad

June 9th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, our government has put a plan in place to help middle-class Canadians and to grow the economy, and that is exactly what we have been doing. The good news is that more numbers have come out today, and we have seen the creation of a quarter of a million new full-time j

June 9th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his passion and concern for aboriginal people. They are certainly a priority for our government. There is no more important relationship than the one we have with our indigenous people. When I look at budgets 2016 and 2017, we

June 9th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, our government was elected on a promise to help middle-class Canadians and those working hard to join it. The first thing that our government actioned when we formed government was lowering taxes for middle-class Canadians. We also increased taxes for the wealthiest

June 9th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, again, I thank my colleague for the question and its sub-questions. I want to address the question of the omnibus bill. First, in our campaign platform, in 2015, we were clear that we would not use omnibus bills excessively. All the measures included in Bill C-44 ar

June 9th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to speak today about the budget implementation act, also known as Bill C-44. Passage of the bill would implement the next chapter of the government's plan to strengthen the economy and grow the middle class. It would allow the government to

June 9th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal