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Interprovincial Trade  Mr. Speaker, a true Canadian free trade agreement would offer an incredible economic opportunity. It would create jobs and improve consumer choice. Interprovincial trade barriers are crippling Canadian businesses, costing our economy $130 billion. Instead of fighting for free tr

April 19th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Minister of Natural Resources asked why we are not sharing his optimism. Is he serious? Investments of $86 billion are gone. Northern gateway, energy east, and Pacific NorthWest are cancelled. Trans Mountain is on its last legs, and we are facing a job-

April 18th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

National Grain Week  Mr. Speaker, our farmers have much of which to be proud: a tireless work ethic, an unwavering commitment to our rural communities, and a passion for the land passed on from generation to generation. I invite Canadians across the country to join me in celebrating the inaugural Na

April 18th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the trip to India by the Prime Minister and other ministers in February 2018, and for each member of Cabinet who was on the trip: (a) what were the details of each of their itineraries; and (b) for each meeting listed on the itineraries in (a), what is the list of

April 16th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Agriculture and Agrifood  Mr. Speaker, it does not matter if our producers cannot get their products to market if they do not have a market to sell it to. The Liberals have to understand that there are very real consequences to the Prime Minister's disastrous trip to India.

March 29th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Agriculture and Agrifood  Mr. Speaker, our key exports are down 73%. Lentils are down 79%. India has increased tariffs and are implementing a fumigation fee. The CEO of a major pulse exporter said that the trade crisis with India is the “ultimate hammer”, and that we have been “hit over the head and we ar

March 29th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, whether my colleague agrees with free trade or not, I know in his province of Manitoba, pulses and these types of products are very important to the farmers. In case I am wrong, I want to ensure my numbers are correct. The tariffs on lentils and pulses went to 30% a

March 22nd, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, I guess this shows us how much of a priority agriculture is when the ministers do not know who should get up to answer the question. Farmers and ranchers who use the temporary foreign worker program are stressed and they are angry. Service Canada auditors are treati

March 22nd, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, once again, in that discussion between Canada and India, agriculture was never even discussed. From this wonderful meeting, was any agreement reached on fumigation or reducing tariffs on lentils and peas? No, none of those things were done. In fact, absolutely, it

March 22nd, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, that is a great point. My answer is no, but I want to bring it back to what I have been talking about, if that is okay with my colleague. There is a very significant difference between when we were in government as Conservatives and the Liberal government, and I wa

March 22nd, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure to speak to this issue. I will be taking a different tack on what we are discussing today. Our motion is asking the Prime Minister to come clean with the conspiracy theories he has been putting forward. This is an issue of concern for Canadians a

March 22nd, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Canada Summer Jobs Program  Mr. Speaker, I rise today for the Foothills groups that have had their application for the Canada summer jobs program rejected because they could not, in good conscience, sign the Liberal attestation. These are dedicated organizations. In fact, one children's camp is now at risk

March 20th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Rail Transportation  Mr. Speaker, western Canadian grain farmers have asked the Liberals for one thing: help them move their grain. We have given the Liberals the concrete actions they could take now to get grain moving. Instead they stand up and defend the rail duopoly. They have tarnished our reput

March 19th, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister must realize that his antics on the global stage have very real consequences. The casualties for this latest diplomatic nightmare are Canadian farmers. The only souvenir from the Prime Minister's latest family vacation is the successful derailing o

March 2nd, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative

International Women's Day  Mr. Speaker, today, we celebrate International Women's Day. We celebrate women from all countries, all backgrounds, and all faiths. Today, we celebrate the fact that all women are valuable and have incredible contributions to make to society. Every woman is full of potential an

March 2nd, 2018House debate

John BarlowConservative