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Government Business No. 4—An Act to Provide Further Support in Response to COVID-19  Madam Speaker, the member had some interesting comments. I do not necessarily agree with a lot of them. If I were to agree with them, it would likely imply that we would not have had programs such as CERB, the wage subsidy program and so forth because of fear or delay. What this

December 16th, 2021House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Government Business No. 4—An Act to Provide Further Support in Response to COVID-19  Madam Speaker, I want to congratulate the member on her first speech in the House of Commons. I can still reflect on and remember mine a few years back. I want to pick up on the importance of the perceived and real fifth wave that is quickly approaching in terms of what the memb

December 16th, 2021House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Government Business No. 4—An Act to Provide Further Support in Response to COVID-19  Madam Speaker, the member did not specifically answer the question of why the NDP would not support Bill C-2. Bill C-2 would provide ongoing support to businesses and people in a very real and tangible way. I understand that it does not cover everything that the NDP would like i

December 16th, 2021House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Government Business No. 4—An Act to Provide Further Support in Response to COVID-19  Madam Speaker, in fact, the government and ministers have been very open to working with all members of the House in an apolitical fashion to try to improve legislation, period. There seems to be a difference when the NDP is in opposition, where it will promise and say absolute

December 16th, 2021House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Government Business No. 4—An Act to Provide Further Support in Response to COVID-19  Madam Speaker, where I agree fully with the member is in regard to the importance of seniors and the fact that we should work expeditiously to get the bill through, so it will be there before Christmas. I would like to remind my colleague is that virtually from day one, in 2015,

December 16th, 2021House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Government Business No. 4—An Act to Provide Further Support in Response to COVID-19  Mr. Speaker, first, I would recognize that the Bloc is supporting the passage of Bill C-2. It is important to recognize that because the bill would provide ongoing support. In particular, I always appreciate the focus that the Bloc puts on the arts and cultural communities, somet

December 16th, 2021House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Government Business No. 4—An Act to Provide Further Support in Response to COVID-19  Mr. Speaker, back on October 21, the Prime Minister and the government announced that, as a priority, they would be coming out with ongoing support programs. That is the essence of this bill. Could my colleague provide her thoughts on why Bill C-2 is so important, as we want to

December 16th, 2021House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, I would ask that all questions be allowed to stand at this time.

December 16th, 2021House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I want to pick up on the systemic racism that is out there. It is a little upsetting that the official opposition does not even want to recognize that. I would ask the member for his thoughts about the truth and reconciliation report, particularly call to action 32

December 15th, 2021House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Madam Speaker, I look forward to seeing Bill S-223, and would ask that all questions be allowed to stand at this time.

December 15th, 2021House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Economic and Fiscal Update 2021  Madam Speaker, the member referenced the fact that the government needs to have some sort of retrofit housing program, one that has energy efficiency, and he was disappointed we did not have that. Let me alleviate his disappointment. We have a program. There are 700,000 applica

December 14th, 2021House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Economic and Fiscal Update 2021  Mr. Speaker, when the world-wide pandemic hit Canada, the Prime Minister and this government stepped up and made it very clear that we were going to be there for Canadians. Over the days, weeks and months that followed, programs flowed to support Canadians in a very real and tang

December 14th, 2021House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  Mr. Speaker, the Liberal government understands that judges play a very important role in providing additional discretion when looking at the circumstances while sentencing. Why does the Conservative Party not have faith in our judges in Canada?

December 14th, 2021House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Child Care  Mr. Speaker, this government understands the need to support people. We have done that through the pandemic, where we saw programs that supported real people, such as CERB for over nine million Canadians, small business supports, the wage subsidy, loan supports and rent subsidies

December 14th, 2021House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

December 14th, 2021House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal