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LGBTQ2+ National Monument  Mr. Speaker, the government is building a national monument to memorialize discrimination against LGBTQ2+ people in Canada. The LGBT Purge Fund and Canadian Heritage held a competition for the design of the monument, and I am happy to share with the House that a design submitted

May 3rd, 2022House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, it is by working with producers. I had the opportunity to roam the Prairies, however virtually, during the last two years and I have spent an awful lot of time chatting with younger farmers. They have a very refined sense of the future of farming, particularly on t

April 25th, 2022House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I would be very happy to have a conversation with my hon. colleague about this issue and how he anticipates it will affect his own constituents and farming families throughout the Prairies. I have an open mind to engage in that conversation and to have conversation

April 25th, 2022House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the question and the values that underpin it. This budget, as we heard from the member for Davenport just recently, and from other members, is actually almost dominated in some of its sections by the understanding that affordable housing is a basic val

April 25th, 2022House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I will begin with just a short personal comment that tomorrow will be the 34th anniversary of my first election to the Manitoba legislature. My colleague for Winnipeg North will remember very well that exciting night, and I only make the point to remind my colleagu

April 25th, 2022House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the third report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, entitled “A Path Forward: Reducing Gun and Gang Violence in Canada”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests

April 25th, 2022House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table a petition on behalf of residents of Winnipeg South Centre who are outraged at the Russian Federation's unlawful and unprovoked war against the people of Ukraine. Ukrainians are living with the gravest humanitarian and displacement crisis with

April 8th, 2022House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

École River Heights School  Mr. Speaker, the grade 7 and 8 students at École River Heights School wrote to me asking for support in assisting Ukrainian refugees to find safe harbour in Canada quickly. All 449 students at the school signed the letter and it was hand delivered to my office. I visited student

March 24th, 2022House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Building a Green Prairie Economy Act  Mr. Speaker, the short answer to that question is yes. I would like to remind the member that we go back maybe 30 years through a whole bunch of different issues, venues and challenges. I have a great respect for her perspective and her integrity. One of the great advantages of h

March 4th, 2022House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Building a Green Prairie Economy Act  Mr. Speaker, I wish I had that authority. We do our best. We make an argument, we bring people to our argument and then we hope that others in a position of influence will buy the argument. What this bill does require is the reporting back to Parliament. That is what is different

March 4th, 2022House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Building a Green Prairie Economy Act  Mr. Speaker, although I stayed in Winnipeg, and I want that to be made clear, the best way to talk to people is to be respectful of their point of view, even if it is different from one's own. What this bill seeks to do is reach out as broadly as the region itself in order to f

March 4th, 2022House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Building a Green Prairie Economy Act  Mr. Speaker, because my hon. friend spent most of his adult life trying to wrap his arms around water—let us just imagine that for a minute—he knows the jurisdictions that are inherent in the Lake Winnipeg issue. I think the jurisdictions include four provinces and a number of

March 4th, 2022House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Building a Green Prairie Economy Act  , seconded by the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands, moved that Bill C-235, An Act respecting the building of a green economy in the Prairies, be read the second time and referred to a committee. He said: Mr. Speaker, one does not plan in life to win the lottery, but when one doe

March 4th, 2022House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Louis Riel Day  Mr. Speaker, in the province of Manitoba, February 21 marks Louis Riel Day. Each year, we reaffirm Louis Riel for what he was: a passionate leader advocating justice for the Métis people. He inspired the birth of Manitoba. Distressed by what he saw, the loss of Métis traditional

February 21st, 2022House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, one of the beauties of Canadian federalism is its flexibility. In a nation as diverse in its geography as its linguistic makeup, we all know how important the French language is, not only in Quebec but all over the country. Some of my children have graduated from Fre

February 8th, 2022House debate

Jim CarrLiberal