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Elections Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, I congratulate the member for his particularly thoughtful speech with regard to running fair elections and encouraging the democratic process. The way forward is with a reasonable financial accounting system that allows for people to contribute to election campaigns

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Kent HehrLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to point out for the member that our party actually reduced taxes on nine million middle-class Canadians and raised taxes on the top 1%, which is his party rejected. He referenced a Fraser Institute study. That study did not reference our Canada child be

May 8th, 2018House debate

Kent HehrLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I listened with great interest to the hon. member's comments. In particular, she stated in her speech that when the Conservatives were in power, they were worried about high competitiveness continent-wide and wanted to match up a carbon pricing scheme with the Americ

May 8th, 2018House debate

Kent HehrLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I applaud the member for her speech, and I would agree with her that the biggest challenge facing our future is climate change and its effects, not only on our population today but on our population moving forward. Our government is moving forward on a price on ca

May 1st, 2018House debate

Kent HehrLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I appreciated the passion with which the hon. member spoke, yet I recognize the difficulty in speaking to this motion due to its schizophrenic nature. I will point out a couple of glaring issues. The motion complains about gaps in the security screening process a

April 24th, 2018House debate

Kent HehrLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, when I look at the Conservative motion, it is essentially asking for things like having the Liberals move on an improved border process and having claims investigated in a reasonable fashion. I note our government's investments in this process. Could the member comm

April 24th, 2018House debate

Kent HehrLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for his speech, yet I found it long on rhetoric and very short on solutions. I note that he is highly concerned about some of the gaps that are emerging, the backlogs, and he calls for a reinvestment in being “properly equipped”. I th

April 24th, 2018House debate

Kent HehrLiberal

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, before my question I would just like to say that I stand with the people of Humboldt, the players and the coaches and the trainers. Some of the comments I've heard tonight appear to be similar to many speeches I heard from my New Democrat friends when I was in Alber

April 16th, 2018House debate

Kent HehrLiberal

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, the column states: That's why, contrary to what so many believe, [the Prime Minister] has long been committed to this pipeline. Many complained he wasn't doing enough to get it built, but TMX has been at the core of his priorities since 2016. That's when he first r

April 16th, 2018House debate

Kent HehrLiberal

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the hon. member's passion for the industry, for Albertans and for the people who need work. There is no doubt our province has had a difficult time since the price reversals in the industry. I believe our Prime Minister has been fairly clear, and I wou

April 16th, 2018House debate

Kent HehrLiberal

Veterans Affairs  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to improving the lives of veterans and their families. We are aware of the concerns of Ms. Davis. That is why we have improved financial security. That is why we have improved the front-line services. That is why we have opened offices.

December 12th, 2017House debate

Kent HehrLiberal

Veterans Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I met with Kim Davis some two years ago, and I thanked her and her husband for their tremendous service to our country. I went to the fact that our government was increasing financial security, that our government was opening offices, that our government was improvin

December 12th, 2017House debate

Kent HehrLiberal

Persons with Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, as a parliamentarian, I know my job is to meet with constituents and stakeholders across the country and work as hard as I can to represent their issues. I try to represent their interests in a real and fair manner. I will work hard to improve both myself as an ind

December 7th, 2017House debate

Kent HehrLiberal

Persons with Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to improving the lives of all Canadians. I recognize that when speaking to people, I tend to be straightforward. However, I regret my comments as I know they were brash and inappropriate, and I apologize. I remember the conversation with

December 7th, 2017House debate

Kent HehrLiberal

Persons with Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, I recognize 100% that my comments were inappropriate, and I apologize profusely for them. I will continue to work on trying to improve both my individual self and myself as a parliamentarian. I know I will continue to work as hard as I can for my constituents. I kn

December 7th, 2017House debate

Kent HehrLiberal