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Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, we believe in a competitive and sustainable energy sector, and the good projects must go ahead with the full confidence of Canadians. That is why we have approved pipelines in energy infrastructure projects that create tens of thousands of jobs while, at the same tim

September 22nd, 2017House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to once again remind the House that we have been able to do what the Harper Conservatives could not get done in a decade. We have approved infrastructure projects that will create tens of thousands of jobs for Canadians, and many of them indeed in Albert

September 22nd, 2017House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Gender Equality Week Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to talk about my hon. colleague's bill and the importance of recognizing that gender equality means so much. It is not just about men and women; it is about transgendered people, indigenous persons, persons with disability, and a recognition that

June 21st, 2017House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, as we well know, all former staff is bound by a set of rules laid out by the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner. Those rules are quite clear and those rules will be followed.

June 16th, 2017House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, our government believes that it is important and essential to rebuild Canadians' trust in our environmental assessment processes in order for Canada to attract the investments we need to sustainably develop our energy resources. This means we need to engage with Cana

June 13th, 2017House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to address the question by the hon. member for Edmonton Strathcona regarding Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Limited's Aspen solvent-assisted steam-assisted gravity drainage project. Our government is ensuring environmental risks linked to development a

June 13th, 2017House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, one of the ways we are continuing to stay engaged on this file is with the federal-provincial task force the minister set up when this issue came to the fore. That task force is continuing, and there will be further discussions with the provinces. We are also nimbl

June 12th, 2017House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the member is absolutely right. The urgency is there. That is why we, in record time, provided a comprehensive and very large package to the forestry sector, because we heard those messages on the calls with the provinces from the sector. The programs are ready no

June 12th, 2017House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the hon. member for Orléans. I would like to thank the member for Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman for bringing Canada's softwood lumber industry back to the floor of this House as part of his motion. It is impossible to overstate the im

June 12th, 2017House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1  Mr. Speaker, I want to talk about jobs. Just today, another 77,000 jobs were announced, and that tells me that what we are doing is working. The economy has grown by over a quarter of a million jobs in the last eight months. I wonder if the member opposite could expand on what we

June 9th, 2017House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, our support for the energy sector reflects a balanced approach that ensures the environment is protected and that good, well-paying jobs are created for Canadians. After 10 years of inaction by the former Conservative government, we approved pipelines, while a the

June 9th, 2017House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Business Development  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge three funding initiatives in my riding of Northumberland—Peterborough South that exemplify the rural renaissance in eastern Ontario. Twenty-three start-up companies are now benefiting from a total investment of almost $700,000. These sta

June 9th, 2017House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Canada Elections Act  Mr. Speaker, I have to say two things. One, we are in Ottawa, not Toronto, just to clear up the geography. Two, the sanctimony coming from the other side is a bit rich. I just want to remind the member opposite we are hearing of this panacea, this wonderful experience of perfect

June 8th, 2017House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, Canada's forest industry sustains hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs across our country. Our government will continue to fight vigorously to defend the interests of Canadian workers and companies in the face of actions taken by the U.S. that are completely wit

June 8th, 2017House debate

Kim RuddLiberal

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, I wonder if my hon. colleague might talk a little bit about Canada's role on the world stage in terms of our opportunity with the Paris agreement. I know that there is trillions of dollars' worth of an economy attached to green technologies and the new lower carbon e

June 6th, 2017House debate

Kim RuddLiberal