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Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister has promised to listen really hard to western Canada. I am wondering if he has heard the resounding screams of 180,000 lost jobs, the squealing tires of $100 billion of investment leaving this country or the alarm bells ringing as resource producer

December 13th, 2019House debate

Greg McLeanConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, today marks the first time I rise in the House of Commons. My first duty is to pay my sincere respects to the constituents of Calgary Centre who gave me the privilege and responsibility of representing their concerns in the House. Calgary Centre is a diverse part of

December 13th, 2019House debate

Greg McLeanConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, 175,000 to 180,000 people have been laid off in Calgary. They lost their jobs in the energy industry. Some of those people find their way into homeless shelters. The policies of the federal government have driven those people out of work. The people of Calgary are n

December 13th, 2019House debate

Greg McLeanConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, the health care outcomes in Calgary and in Alberta are less than they should be, but we do spend more per capita on health care in Alberta than we should. It is among the highest in Canada. The results that we need to achieve from the amount we are spending in that p

December 13th, 2019House debate

Greg McLeanConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, as the government can tell us, there are ins and outs along the way with taxes. There are many ways in which the government collected more taxes from so many Canadians in the past four years, and there are some ways in which it gave back to those people it considered

December 13th, 2019House debate

Greg McLeanConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to government statistics regarding foreign investment in Canadian real estate: (a) how much foreign money does the government estimate is currently invested in unoccupied or unutilized Canadian residential real estate, broken down by (i) value, (ii) number of dwelling

January 27th, 2020House debate

Greg McLeanConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to government scrutiny of foreign funding of Canadian real estate investments: (a) has the government conducted any specific studies in relation to examining the sources of foreign capital in Canadian real estate, and what were the findings of the studies; (b) what pe

January 27th, 2020House debate

Greg McLeanConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I congratulate the member for his first speech in the House of Commons and welcome him here. I noted one thing he said. He talked about taking this debate on climate change to other countries so they would take it more seriously. I am wondering what the member think

January 27th, 2020House debate

Greg McLeanConservative

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I applaud the member for her support of the Speech from the Throne. I latched on to two things she said very clearly: actions speak louder than words and we are looking for a win-win scenario here. I love these platitudes, but actions do speak louder than words. Cou

January 27th, 2020House debate

Greg McLeanConservative

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, the member has spoken about what would happen with the supply management system with this accord. We know there have been some compromises made by the government in order to get this on the table. The issue was not just the fact that this was there, but in the shad

February 3rd, 2020House debate

Greg McLeanConservative

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I am here today to speak about the current round of free trade negotiations between Canada, the United States and Mexico. We call it CUSMA now, and it used to be called NAFTA. I bring a bit of perspective to this because I was around for the negotiations way back

February 6th, 2020House debate

Greg McLeanConservative

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I agree with my hon. colleague on the other side that this was a deal that needed to be signed. We needed to be at the table to negotiate the deal. As I said in my speech, a negotiation requires people putting real positions on the table, and some of those positio

February 6th, 2020House debate

Greg McLeanConservative

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, the investor-state dispute resolution process was a good one at that point in time. It meant that people could invest in foreign countries and not expect the investment to be undone by a national government. It did provide some certainty to foreign investors coming

February 6th, 2020House debate

Greg McLeanConservative

Income Tax Act  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-214, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (qualifying environmental trust). Mr. Speaker, the bill is about equity for the Canadian resource industry. It would provide a level playing field in the oil and gas sector and a financial instrument tha

February 24th, 2020House debate

Greg McLeanConservative

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, after 10 years, Teck cancelled its Frontier project, five days before the government had a deadline to render a decision. Why? Was it because the government had been telegraphing that it would cancel it and reject it? The member for Kingston and the Islands across t

February 25th, 2020House debate

Greg McLeanConservative