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Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association says that if Bill C-69 passes, no other major pipeline project will ever be built in Canada. Now that we are the proud owners of a 65-year-old pipeline and that we would like to build another pipeline, how will the environmen

June 6th, 2018House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Multiple Sclerosis  Mr. Speaker, one in 340 Canadians lives with multiple sclerosis. I have a personal connection with this disease. My dear Edmonton friend Ted Marianix died from MS three years ago. However, there is hope. Another friend, Julie Kelndorfer, has lived with MS for 14 years. She has se

May 30th, 2018House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the Canadian military deployment to Mali: (a) is it a peacekeeping mission and, if so, which sides are currently at peace with each other; (b) what are the precise objectives which the Canadian Forces aim to achieve in Mali; and (c) what measures will the governmen

May 9th, 2018House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour today to present a petition relating to the banning of groups from accessing the Canada summer jobs program due to their private convictions. The petition is calling on the Canadian Parliament and the government to defend their freedoms by removing

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Canada Elections Act  Madam Speaker, it is not so much the fundraisers. We all know we have to fundraise. It is a matter of what happens at these fundraisers and what the expectation is. Conservatives do not come to fundraisers to bend the ear of the prime minister. That is off limits, and it always h

February 7th, 2018House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

Canada Elections Act  Madam Speaker, I am here today to speak to Bill C-50. We have heard a lot of comments from this side of the House noting that the bill really would not get it done. It is quite amazing that our cohorts in the NDP want to support it. I have to say at the outset of my remarks that

February 7th, 2018House debate

Kerry DiotteConservative

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