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Christmas  Mr. Speaker, I have a little Christmas song to sing, even though I am losing my voice: Pipelines to the east, Not happening today $10 million dollar cheques, Our veterans have to pay. Small businesses are hit, More tax Grits spend away Oh what pain it is, To sing this L

December 13th, 2017House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, they burn people alive in cages. They kill gays by throwing them off buildings. They kidnap and rape children. Now these terrorists are returning to Canada after fighting against us overseas. Instead of arresting them, the Liberals want to reintegrate them into our s

December 8th, 2017House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, we have heard a lot of reasons why not to legalize marijuana. What is the rush? When I was door knocking back in 2015, we hit about 25,000 doors. I can count on two hands the number of times I talked to people who said they were going to vote Liberal because they w

November 24th, 2017House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, we keep hearing the justice minister say that this is all about keeping pot out of the hands of children. What kind of Orwellian doublespeak is that? Clearly, when they are 12 years old, they will be able to possess five grams of pot. How do mothers or fathers go

November 21st, 2017House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, does the member have any comments about what the previous speaker talked about, the $25 billion that is soon to be recovered by the government from tax cheats and whether she thought that perhaps some of this might be related to any of the people named in the paradis

November 7th, 2017House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Transportation Modernization Act  Mr. Speaker, the much ballyhooed part of the bill is the air passenger bill of rights, yet from everything I have heard, it seems that a lot of air passenger advocates are not really on board with this bill. Is there any good reason they are not stepping up, when it is supposed t

October 25th, 2017House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, yesterday was change-the-channel day. The Liberal finance minister delivered an economic update, but it was really all about changing the channel on his ethics crisis. Canadians are not dumb. They know that the minister should have put his Morneau Shepell shares in

October 25th, 2017House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, it is Small Business Week, and I want to tell you about my friend Marie. She and her husband, Doug, built an award-winning renovation company in Edmonton. Sadly, Doug was stricken with cancer and died five years ago. Marie, newly widowed and a single mom, took a big

October 16th, 2017House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, the numbers are in. The Liberals' Phoenix pay system fiasco is worsening. The backlog of cases grew by 20,000 last month. Hundreds of thousands of public servants are not being paid their proper salaries. Some are not being paid at all. These are real people. Just

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Attack in Edmonton  Mr. Speaker, Saturday evening, the people of Edmonton were subjected to a cowardly act of terror. Above all else, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this attack and their loved ones. Canada is regarded as a nation of peace. When that peace is shattered, as it was i

October 2nd, 2017House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Tourism Week  Mr. Speaker, this week is Tourism Week. Canada's tourism industry is an important economic driver. It helps create jobs and grow the economy. This week is a chance to celebrate Canada's natural beauty, events, and vibrant cultures. From coast to coast to coast, Canada has so mu

May 31st, 2017House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise to table a petition from my constituents with regard to genetically modified foods. The petitioners are calling on the House of Commons to establish mandatory labelling of all genetically modified foods.

May 30th, 2017House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Crimean Tatars  Mr. Speaker, today is the 73rd anniversary of the Soviet regime's brutal deportation of the Crimean Tatars. On May 18, 1944, Soviet forces ripped Crimean Tatars from their homes. They packed them onto cattle cars and sent them on a long, dark journey to central Asia. Thousands di

May 18th, 2017House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month  Mr. Speaker, today, in honour of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, I am wearing a carnation. It shows my solidarity with my late friend Ted Marianix and the entire MS community. Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. Sadly, MS is Canada's disease. We must join togethe

May 3rd, 2017House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Supervised Injection Sites  Mr. Speaker, last week I hosted a standing-room-only town hall meeting. The town hall was about four supervised injection sites proposed for north central Edmonton. One of those will be in my riding of Edmonton Griesbach. I would like to thank the expert panellists who were ther

April 3rd, 2017House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative