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Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, I have the great honour to represent a riding in the east end of Toronto, a riding I have represented for 20-odd years. I believe I have some authority and right to speak to this on behalf of my constituents. It is virtually unanimous that there is no need to have h

September 20th, 2018House debate

John McKayLiberal

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, I could not agree more. Given the past summer, given the evidence we heard, given the tragedies spelled out by witness after witness, not only with murder and assault but also with suicide, also with intimate partners, I just cannot imagine how anyone would not supp

September 20th, 2018House debate

John McKayLiberal

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, before I start, may I say it is a delight to see my colleague for Scarborough Centre back in the House after her recent illness. We share a border, and I know her to be a very hard-working MP. When she supports Bill C-71, I know it is on the basis that she has a very

September 20th, 2018House debate

John McKayLiberal

Firearms Act  Mr. Speaker, I get the overall impression that my hon. colleague is not overly enthusiastic about Bill C-71. Nevertheless, he does make a valid contribution at committee and I always appreciate his interventions there. The member had a multitude of points but I am only going to

September 20th, 2018House debate

John McKayLiberal

Firearms Act  Madam Speaker, the member's speech reflects his contribution at committee, which is always thoughtful and quite effective. I agree with the sentiments that he expressed toward the end of his speech, which unfortunately seems to pit literally law-abiding gun owners against those

September 20th, 2018House debate

John McKayLiberal

Firearms Act  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the work of the hon. member on the committee. The position of the Conservative Party prior to and during the committee work was that Bill C-71 is essentially a backdoor registry. There were supporting witnesses who said that this was a backdoor regis

September 20th, 2018House debate

John McKayLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the 25th report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security entitled “Use of Ion Mobility Spectrometers by Correctional Service Canada”.

June 20th, 2018House debate

John McKayLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 22nd report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, entitled “Indigenous People in the Federal Correctional System”. This was a unanimous report. There was a lot of hard work, bu

June 18th, 2018House debate

John McKayLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 21st report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security concerning Bill C-71, an act to amend certain acts and regulations in relation to firearms. The committee has studied the bill

June 12th, 2018House debate

John McKayLiberal

Retirement Congratulations  Mr. Speaker, one of the delightful privileges of this job is the joy of meeting and working with people so accomplished as to make one wonder what one has done with one's life. Bruce Kidd is one such person. He recently retired from the University of Toronto Scarborough campus as

June 6th, 2018House debate

John McKayLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, for the sixth time, Bill Browder was arrested on an Interpol arrest warrant. Mr. Browder has been tireless in his advocacy of the Magnitsky legislation. To retaliate, Russia has added him to the Interpol warrant list. Could the Minister of Public Safety speak to what

May 31st, 2018House debate

John McKayLiberal

Lifetime Achievement Award  Mr. Speaker, I have seldom met a politician more skilled in the art of politics and policy than Bob Rae. On May 16, the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians recognized Mr. Rae with a lifetime achievement award. It is a recognition well deserved. Many more eloquent

May 30th, 2018House debate

John McKayLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his thoughts. Indeed, he is one of the hardest-working members on the committee. He offered many thoughtful amendments and has delved into this bill. He is to be commended for his hard work on the committee. However, this is a bill that we

May 28th, 2018House debate

John McKayLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 20th report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security entitled “Main Estimates 2018-19”.

May 24th, 2018House debate

John McKayLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, Canada's national parks play a critical role in shaping our national identity, protecting wildlife, and preserving national heritage. Last year a record number of Canadians visited parks and heritage places across the country, including the Rouge National Urban Park

May 8th, 2018House debate

John McKayLiberal