Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act Madam Speaker, Irwin Cotler, someone we all know, has one of the most able minds in Canada in dealing with issues of human rights. I have had the opportunity to work with him in a different capacity while we were in opposition, and one of the things he was fantastic at doing was
Questions on the Order Paper Madam Speaker, the following questions will be answered today: Nos. 952, 953, and 957.
Questions Passed as Orders for Returns Madam Speaker, if the government's response to Questions Nos. 951 and 955 could be made orders for return, these returns would be tabled immediately.
Questions Passed as Orders for Returns Madam Speaker, I would ask that all remaining questions be allowed to stand.
Privilege Madam Speaker, I am rising to respond to a question of privilege raised by the member for Montcalm on May 4, 2017, on the rights of the non-recognized parties. The member alleges that representatives from the non-recognized parties are unable to sit on committees, participate i
Points of Order Madam Speaker, I will review the answer that was provided, but I can assure the member that we go through hundreds of questions and attempt to provide the best and fullest answers whenever possible. I will report back after I have had the opportunity to look at what the member pu
Government Appointments Madam Speaker, it is important that we recognize that we have in fact put in place a new appointments process which supports an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process. Our aim is to identify high-quality candidates who will help to achieve gender parity and truly re
Rail Transportation Madam Speaker, I appreciate the comments by my colleague across the way. I would like to thank the member for raising the question regarding the community of Lac-Mégantic, which experienced one of the most tragic moments in Canadian transportation history. Our thoughts continue t
Rail Transportation Madam Speaker, I will work with the member in the best way I can on the issue. At the launch of this year's Rail Safety Week, our government announced 131 new rail safety projects and $20 million in funding under the rail safety improvement program. We remain in communication
Conveyance Presentation and Reporting Requirements Modernization Act Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the comments from the member across the way. I think we have hit on a really important issue, if we expand on it to bring in the idea of the importance of tourism to our country. We get a lot of Americans who fly in. There are all sorts of wonderful reso
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, on a point of order, I have been around throughout the day. I have stood up. I even stood up in the last round to ask a question, and I am a member of the Liberal Party caucus.
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, literally millions of public dollars are allocated every year for autism spectrum. It is important we look at the many different aspects of health care. It was suggested earlier today that there were many other issues. I raised fetal alcohol syndrome disorder and the
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, if the member was listening, he would have heard that the Canadian Institutes of Health Research invested $39 million in the past five years toward autism spectrum disorder; additionally, in the budget, support to parents with disabled children was expanded to up to
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, from my perspective, I believe that I have been fairly clear on how I stand on the issue of autism spectrum disorder. On a few occasions I have also recognized the many different stakeholders who have been involved in this. I appreciate the fact that the member made
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, what I indicated is that the Minister of Health has done her homework on the issue. As she continues to be engaged with the many different stakeholders dealing with autism spectrum disorder, that will continue to take place over the coming weeks, months, and years as