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Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, we are still very concerned about the impact of job losses on workers and their families, and we acknowledge the excellent work done by Davie employees. With regard to other shipbuilding projects, the strategy allocates $2 billion for competitive projects granted t

December 13th, 2017House debate

Justin TrudeauLiberal

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, being vocal about this important issue is something I have always done. Indeed, when I was last in west Africa, I actually spoke up clearly and strongly against this issue. In regard to the citizenship guide, we are pleased to take recommendations and suggestions f

December 13th, 2017House debate

Justin TrudeauLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians and of our waters. We are taking the necessary steps to ensure that the permanent removal of the Kathryn Spirit is carried out safely and efficiently. The contract to fully dismantle the K

December 13th, 2017House debate

Justin TrudeauLiberal

Science  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his advocacy on behalf of his constituents and his province. Our government's support for research and innovation is being noticed around the world. Through our investment of $117 million in the Canada 150 research chairs program, we are recrui

December 13th, 2017House debate

Justin TrudeauLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, it is important to remember that the procurement requirements of the navy and the Coast Guard were subject to a comprehensive review. For the moment, the long-term procurement plan does not include a second supply ship. That was not one of the needs that was identifi

December 13th, 2017House debate

Justin TrudeauLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, we must never allow this dark and painful chapter of our history to be forgotten. We are encouraging all survivors to share their stories and documents with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Where an individual requests it, our government is willing t

December 13th, 2017House debate

Justin TrudeauLiberal

Persons with Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, the minister has responded to these allegations. He is working right now on important accessibility legislation for helping every person with disabilities in this country. When he was minister of veterans affairs, he delivered on our commitment to increase the careg

December 13th, 2017House debate

Justin TrudeauLiberal

Persons with Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities has addressed these allegations. He is working on important legislation to increase accessibility in order to help every disabled Canadian. When he was the minister of veterans' affairs, he delivered on our commit

December 13th, 2017House debate

Justin TrudeauLiberal

Persons with Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, the minister has responded to these allegations. He continues to work on important measures that are going to make Canada more accessible and ease the challenges facing Canadians living with disabilities. When he was veterans affairs minister, he made historic impro

December 13th, 2017House debate

Justin TrudeauLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Brome—Missisquoi for his question. Our government is still very concerned about the situation of the Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh. I am pleased to inform the House that Canadians generously donated $12.5 million. Our government will ther

December 13th, 2017House debate

Justin TrudeauLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, I can understand why the members across the way keep making these personal attacks. It is because the real record of our Minister of Finance is extremely positive: 441,000 new jobs created in the past 12 months, breaking an 18-year record. We are creating the strong

December 13th, 2017House debate

Justin TrudeauLiberal

Ethics  The personal attacks keep coming, Mr. Speaker. The reality is that the Minister of Finance has met expectations, especially those of Canadian families, with respect to Canada's economy. The first thing he did was lower taxes for the middle class by raising them for the wealthy.

December 13th, 2017House debate

Justin TrudeauLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, that is simply not true. We continually work with indigenous women's organizations and indigenous groups across this country to ensure that all voices—youth, elders, women, and survivors of residential schools—are heard in every possible forum. We know that the work

December 13th, 2017House debate

Justin TrudeauLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, Canadians and especially parliamentarians expect officers of Parliament to perform their duties with integrity and to make decisions based on facts. That is exactly what the commissioner said he would do. He said he would not cater to partisan interests or needs and

December 13th, 2017House debate

Justin TrudeauLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, I think the question is whether parliamentarians and Canadians expect officers of Parliament to fulfill their duties with integrity, with responsibility, and based on the facts. That is exactly what the commissioner testified to yesterday. That is what we all expect

December 13th, 2017House debate

Justin TrudeauLiberal