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Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, these revenues relate to prior years’ member contributions to the Public Service Health Care Plan, PSHCP. The PSHCP is offered to eligible employees, retirees of the public service, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Forces, and other partic

December 13th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Government Communications  Mr. Speaker, our government took another step to making government more open and transparent and accountable by delivering on our commitment to eliminate partisan advertising and to modernize its communications. We now have a process in place for conducting independent reviews of

December 11th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, let us talk about reality. The reality is that the commissioner asked for order-making power and would be provided order-making power. In the amendments, that order-making power was strengthened in ways the commissioner had indicated would make it even more effective

December 5th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, I am not clear on what the member considers to be draconian about a law, Bill C-58, that would broaden access to information across the Prime Minister's Office, ministers' offices, and many other offices. What is draconian about giving order-making power to the commi

December 5th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, we are the first government in 30 years to modernize the Access to Information Act. We know that the NDP does not like proactive disclosure, but we do, which is why we included it in this bill. I would remind my colleague that the committee adopted a dozen or so amen

December 5th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, I am thankful for this opportunity to speak to Bill C-58, and to perhaps set the record straight with respect to some of the remarks of my colleagues opposite. They love to quote criticisms of the bill that took place before the committee study, before amendments wer

December 5th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, it has been mesmerizing to hear my colleague opposite, and even the member for Skeena—Bulkley Valley, speak as though the committee did not work on this bill, as if the committee did not pass more than 12 amendments. For example, one amendment prevents the departmen

December 5th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, I note from the debate that the Conservative members are against our modernization of the access to information law. In his earlier remarks, the President of the Treasury Board commented on the commitment in the 2006 Conservative platform to do what our government i

December 5th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, we consulted the leaders of the recognized parties on the matter of appointments, including the appointment of the lobbying commissioner. Once her appointment is approved by Parliament, Ms. Bélanger will have a seven-year term. We welcome all ideas, proposals, and p

December 1st, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Access to Information Act  Madam Speaker, the Information Commissioner and the former Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics recommended that, subject to oversight by the commissioner, an enhanced act should give government institutions the authority to refuse to process frivolous

November 27th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Access to Information Act  Madam Speaker, my colleague from Beaches—East York was aiming to point out that the member made some inaccurate comments, and he just reinforced the mistakes of his speech. I am concerned that he may have prepared and presented his comments without taking a look at what the commi

November 27th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Access to Information Act  Madam Speaker, I must say I am disappointed. The member clearly does not have the intention of raising the quality of debate in the House. First, he barely spoke about Bill C-58. I am proud that we are the first government in 34 years to make major reforms to the Access to Inform

November 27th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Access to Information Act  Mr. Speaker, I am proud of the work that the minister has been doing with respect to modernizing the access to information regime for the first time in many years, and for his promise to continue doing that work. I would like to touch on the note that the minister made that ther

November 27th, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

National Housing Day  Mr. Speaker, today we recognize National Housing Day. Safe and affordable housing is central to our lives, our health, and our families. It is essential to vibrant communities and a strong middle class. Vancouverites from all walks of life face housing challenges. Our most vuln

November 22nd, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal

Report Stage  Madam Speaker, first, I share the concern for any impaired driving and the potential for the harm that does. Second, cannabis is widely used already, only illegally. It is not being regulated with respect to its impact on driving satisfactorily. The bill and the framework are foc

November 21st, 2017House debate

Joyce MurrayLiberal