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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, in 2011, when the Harper government won its majority mandate, VAC spending was $3.6 billion a year. In 2015, when that government was replaced by a Liberal government, VAC spending started out at $3.6 billion a year. Within two years, in the 2017-18 budget, VAC spend

February 15th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, as I mentioned in my speech, we made a lot of promises to veterans, and we are going to keep them. I understand that they want things to move faster. They want to get things done. I want to get things done. I want to achieve these promises that we made. Sometimes th

February 15th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, as I have said, we have hired back 460 people, 180 of them are caseworkers. That is not enough. Unfortunately, because the caseload has grown over the years, we are having a hard time keeping up with the change, the churn within the department. We are making changes

February 15th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, today I will be splitting my time with the member for Saint-Laurent. Two years ago, this government made a pledge to Canadians to do more to support veterans and their families. We promised to ensure that veterans receive the respect, support, care, and economic opp

February 15th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for her concern for her and many other coastal communities. I am proud to be here today to talk about the actions this government has taken to address the important issue of abandoned and wrecked vessels, an issue affecting many

February 13th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, our government has heard the concerns of Canadians, asking for a more robust and comprehensive approach to address the issue of wrecked, abandoned, or hazardous vessels. On October 30, we did introduce the wrecked abandoned or hazardous vessels act, or Bill C-64. T

February 13th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for her tireless commitment to environmental protection. She has made a difference. Our government committed to restoring navigation protections, and that is what it has done. On Thursday, our government introduced Bill C-69, which contains

February 12th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member is right. There was an awful lot of work that went into this, and these amendments that created this new Canadian navigable waters act include protections for navigation on every navigable water, including lakes and rivers. Through this legislation, w

February 12th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, this government takes the safety, security, and protection of life in the marine environment as our key priorities, and that has been the core of various initiatives announced through the oceans protection plan. Parks Canada has been involved in this cleanup. Fundin

February 12th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, with goods being shipped to and from Canada's coast, it is imperative that these products get to market in a safe and responsible way. That is one reason behind why the government announced the oceans protection plan, a $1.5-billion investment to ensure safe, clean,

February 12th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, as mandated by the Prime Minister, our government is committed to protecting the environment, fish, and waterways, respecting indigenous rights, rebuilding the public trust, and strengthening our economy. In addition, a new, more inclusive approach to the schedule

February 9th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Rail Transportation  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. Our government is developing the best approach to implementing an effective and reliable rail transportation system for Canadian passengers. That is why, in budget 2016, we allocated $45 million to various VIA Rail projects, in

February 2nd, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Winter Carnivals  Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I invite everyone to the winter carnivals taking place in Ottawa and the local area. Winterlude kicks off today, and next week there are two great carnivals in my riding of Kanata—Carleton. Fitzroy Harbour Winter Carnival runs from

February 2nd, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, truthfully, there is no greater priority facing the public service than providing employees with an accurate and reliable pay system. There are no shortcuts, and there are no quick fixes. Our government has done many different things to stabilize the Phoenix pay sys

January 30th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to doing whatever is necessary to ensure that public servants are paid accurately and on time. When the problems with the pay system first emerged, our number one priority was to address the most serious problems: those employees receivi

January 30th, 2018House debate

Karen McCrimmonLiberal