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Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  Mr. Speaker, if a revised response to Question No. 972, originally tabled on May 29, 2017, and the government's response to Questions Nos. 1039 and 1040 could be made orders for return, these returns would be tabled immediately.

June 21st, 2017House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  Mr. Speaker, I ask that the remaining questions be allowed to stand.

June 21st, 2017House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Motions for Papers  Mr. Speaker, I would ask that all notices of motions for the production of papers be allowed to stand.

June 21st, 2017House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Government Response to Petitions  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's responses to 18 petitions.

June 21st, 2017House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Statistics Act  Mr. Speaker, I suspect if you were to canvass the House, you would find unanimous consent to see the clock as midnight.

June 20th, 2017House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Statistics Act  Madam Speaker, the member for Sherwood Parkā€”Fort Saskatchewan raised the issue of pipelines on a few occasions and talked about science. One only needs to understand and appreciate basic math. Basic math says that the Conservatives did nothing with regard to science in 10 years.

June 20th, 2017House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Statistics Act  Madam Speaker, that is an excellent question. It is important to recognize the difference between that policy role and the operations. We all recognize the importance of Statistics Canada and the fine work that it does. In fact, I started off my comments by complimenting Statist

June 20th, 2017House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Statistics Act  Madam Speaker, there is no smokescreen here. It is very real. We invite Canadians to participate. I made reference to Kim Campbell as one example. There are other examples. Let us think about Malcolm Rowe, appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, and the comments that were put o

June 20th, 2017House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Statistics Act  Madam Speaker, I listened to the member's speech earlier and picked up on a couple of his points. One was with respect to his misinformed interpretation of how appointments are made by this government. I indicated that I would welcome the opportunity to contrast our appointments

June 20th, 2017House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Statistics Act  Madam Speaker, the member makes reference to an initiative that was in the last budget. However, there are more budgets to come, and there are also other ways for the different issues that Statistics Canada will be dealing with over a number of years to come to the floor of the H

June 20th, 2017House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Statistics Act  Mr. Speaker, I am wondering if my colleague from across the way could give us some sort of clear indication as to how the NDP will be voting on this piece of legislation. I have always thought, in looking at the actions that are going to be following the passage of this bill, thi

June 20th, 2017House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Statistics Act  Mr. Speaker, it goes without saying that Statistics Canada is recognized throughout the world as a first-class example of how important it is to draw in information to make good, solid policy decisions. That applies whether it is the government or the private sector. That is what

June 20th, 2017House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Statistics Act  Mr. Speaker, within the legislation, we are taking a look at getting rid of the idea that people could go to jail for not filling out forms, even though, I believe, in history it has happened maybe once, on one occasion. We talk a lot about the chief statistician and the importa

June 20th, 2017House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Canada Business Corporations Act  Mr. Speaker, it was interesting to listen to the minister responsible for the legislation when he brought it forward. He talked about the importance of innovation, and Canada's role with respect to that, and then tied in, as the member has done, the importance of diversity. I ha

June 20th, 2017House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Canada Business Corporations Act  Mr. Speaker, maybe I could answer the question by indicating that when we think of the number of corporations and the many different boards out there, one could argue that the more there is diversity from within the board, the more we would be able to apply widgets, products, or

June 20th, 2017House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal