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Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, the people of Alberta sent a message to the Liberals this fall about Bill C-69. The energy industry has rejected the bill. Foreign investment is fleeing and 175,000 jobs have been lost in the energy sector. Premiers from coast to coast agree that the bill needs to be

December 10th, 2019House debate

James CummingConservative

House debate  Madam Speaker, I rise today to give my first speech in this great chamber as the member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre. I want to take a moment to thank the constituents of my riding for putting their trust in me to voice their concerns in this important institution. My promis

December 11th, 2019House debate

James CummingConservative

House debate  Madam Speaker, I am a bit confused if there was a question in there, which I do not think there was. However, I can tell you that this side of the House is completely prepared to work with the other side if you start to produce policies that deal with some of the issues that I sp

December 11th, 2019House debate

James CummingConservative

House debate  Madam Speaker, already Canada is in a position where we produce some of the lowest-emitting ethically produced oil in the world. If we really want to make a difference with global emissions, then why would Canada not have a strategy, within Canada, to use our own resources and st

December 11th, 2019House debate

James CummingConservative

Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge a very important organization in my riding of Edmonton Centre, SACE, the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton. SACE is a not-for-profit charitable organization composed of 40 staff and 80 dedicated volunteers who do admirable work helping th

January 27th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon. I rise today on the opposition day motion regarding this mind-boggling infrastructure spending debacle that the Liberal government has gotten itself into. It is a very simple motion tha

January 28th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the program was designed by the Liberal Party, so one would think that when designing the program, the Liberals would have thought that through. When commitments such as an increase in GDP, an increase in productivity and lower greenhouse gas emissions are made by th

January 28th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the suggestion in the preamble that the former Conservative government was not interested in infrastructure is a bit of a fallacy. We were certainly interested in infrastructure and made significant investments in infrastructure, particularly in infrastructure that i

January 28th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, certainly I have had an opportunity to speak to them. The balance that they are struggling with, particularly in Alberta, is large-scale deficits, mostly because of the issues that we have in trying to get our resources to market. The government's program of bills ha

January 28th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, a new report shows that under the current Liberal government, Canada has dropped to its lowest level in at least a decade in a global index of corruption. This must be part of what the Prime Minister means when he claims that Canada is back. Can the Minister of Publ

February 6th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for the depth of his understanding of the RCMP, the stories of the RCMP, the importance of that organization and all the great work it does in our country. As the member knows, I am new to this place. It strikes me that this is a piece of legi

February 7th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-229, an act to repeal certain restrictions on shipping. Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to rise in the House to introduce my private member's bill today, an act to repeal certain restrictions on shipping. I want to acknowledge my luck draw

February 26th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Transport  Mr. Speaker, yesterday I introduced my private member's bill, Bill C-229, which asks the government to repeal its west coast shipping ban. This bill sends a clear message to investors that Canada is open for business, and that my Conservative colleagues and I continue to advocate

February 27th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to the motion put forward by my colleague, the member for Carleton. I will be splitting my time with my colleague, the member for St. Albert—Edmonton. It is a very important debate that we are having today, particularly given the circumstances

March 9th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, absolutely I have a number. We currently contribute 1.6% to global emissions, so there is a number for him to realize. The balance that they always talk about on the other side is balancing the environment with resource development. Let us start talking about that ba

March 9th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative